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President and Founder

Geoffrey A. Manne is president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Previously he taught at Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to teaching, Manne practiced antitrust law at Latham & Watkins, clerked for Hon. Morris S. Arnold on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a research assistant for Judge Richard Posner. He was also once (very briefly) employed by the FTC. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago.

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Written Testimonies & Filings

Comments of TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics, In the Matter of the “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators, A Federal Trade Commission Workshop, FTC

Summary

“We commend the Federal Trade Commission for holding this workshop, and for its recent advocacy of ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar with transportation regulators in the District of Columbia, Chicago, Colorado and Alaska. Such efforts represent the FTC at its best, advocating on behalf of consumers against laws that protect monopolies and the politically powerful by choking new entrants into traditionally stagnant markets. If anything, we believe that the FTC should do far more “advocacy” work — and that the “sharing economy” is, indeed, the lowest fruit to pick – the best cluster of issues around which to build a revived, and sustainable long-term advocacy program.”