Sam Bowman on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

The Open Market Blog – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman was cited by The Open Market Blog in a post about the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. You can read the full post here.

Rep. Cicilline calls his bill a “Glass-Stegall for the Internet,” referring to the disastrous Great Depression-era law that forced a separation between retail and investment banking (for more on the ill effects of this bill, see this study by John Berlau and Daniel Press). Its intent is to force the separation of different lines of business by preventing a platform preferencing its own products or services or setting certain rules for the platform, among other things (Sam Bowman of the International Center for Law and Economics has a good list here).