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Chief Economist

Brian Albrecht is chief economist of the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE). He has published in both academic journals, such as Contemporary Economic Policy, Public Choice, and Journal of Macroeconomics, as well as popular media like the Boston Globe and Star Tribune. Brian also writes the Economic Forces newsletter for Substack.

Antitrust

Antitrust FTC Platforms Vertical Restraints & Self-Preferencing

Popular Media

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act Would Foster Neither Innovation Nor Choice

It’s always fun to see what names politicians come up with for their legislative proposals. Take, for example, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which is co-sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and just cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee. Should it pass, it would promote neither innovation nor choice, but would in fact give the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice a mandate to squash innovation.

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