“What I can say on behalf of Florida to companies like Amazon: We welcome you to come to Florida,” said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019. He has…
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Open Thread: Time for Public Utility Regulation?Today I’d like to talk about an antitrust-adjacent area, which is the regulation of public utilities. Public utilities, sometimes known as commo…
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Lobbying is a giant conspiracy, but an incredibly boring one. Here are some of the emails attempting to engage in influence peddling. Prepare to nap.
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In 2017, consulting giant Booz Allen cut a deal with the government to extract junk fees from Americans who want to use Federal lands and waters for…
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Private equity giant Thoma Bravo bought two ID management service firms over the summer, Ping and SailPoint. Now it's buying ForgeRock. Should we care?
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Open Thread: A Year of a New Antitrust DivisionTalk about what you like. It’s been a year since Jonathan Kanter was sworn in as the Assistant Attorney for Antitrust, so I’m thinking about wha…
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After the disastrous marketing of Taylor Swift tickets, Live Nation/Ticketmaster is now in more trouble than they've been in since the 1990s. It turns…
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Open Thread: The Week of "I Told You So"Talk about whatever you want. I’m still reeling from the events of this week, from the collapse of crypto Ponzi scheme FTX to the unexpected res…
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Gary Gensler is the sheriff of Wall Street. So why couldn't he stop the fraud revealed by the blow-up of Sam Bankman-Fried?
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Voters are mad, but apparently not at Joe Biden. It was an excellent day for anti-monopolists, and a terrible one for the crypto world.
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Open Thread : Election Time!It’s time for an open thread for paid subscribers. I’m going to mix up how I do these. I’ll offer a topic, but also put a round-up of monopoly-r…
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In a stunning move, a Washington state judge issued a temporary restraining order on the attempt of PE billionaires to loot the Albertsons supermarket…
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