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The United States The Competition Law System and the Country’s Norms

Harry First, Eleanor Fox, and Daniel E. Hemli

in The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199670048
eISBN:
9780191744341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670048.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Competition Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the history, institutional structure, mandate, procedural characteristics, and agency performance of the competition law system of the United States. The US enforcement system ... More


The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement

Daniel A. Crane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372656
eISBN:
9780199893287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372656.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the history, structure, and behavior of the various US institutions that enforce antitrust laws, such as the Department of Justice and the Federal ... More


The Curious Case of Dual Federal Enforcement

Daniel A. Crane

in The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372656
eISBN:
9780199893287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372656.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

The debates between two competing conceptualizations of antitrust led to the creation of two federal antitrust agencies: the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Justice Department's Antitrust ... More


Public Utility Holding Companies: Indictment and “Death Sentence”

John L. Neufeld

in Selling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities Before 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399638
eISBN:
9780226399775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399775.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the FTC’s findings. The FTC investigation included whether holding companies were victimizing outside investors or utility customers, the structure and extent of control of ... More


American and European Perspectives on Antitrust

Daniel J. Gifford and Robert T. Kudrle

in The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust: An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226176109
eISBN:
9780226176246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226176246.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter presents a broad overview of the current similarities and differences between the competition policies of the two jurisdictions and of the factors that have shaped these policies and ... More


The Future of FTC Jurisdiction over Antitrust and Consumer Protection: A Commentary

By Commissioner Julie Brill

in The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989287
eISBN:
9780199346325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989287.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter examines the wisdom of combining consumer protection and antitrust law enforcement in one federal agency—the FTC. It considers the pros and cons of overlapping antitrust enforcement ... More


Popular Paternalism

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that coercive, paternalistic regulations are warranted to address indifference to privacy and data protection concerns spawned by internet and web use; but that even such laws ... More


Newcomer to Washington: The Securities Act of 1933

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the start of Cohen's role in the New Deal. The discussions include the Lowenthal–Cohen critique of the Hastings bill; the Thompson bill on securities reform; Cohen's jobs as ... More


Section 5 and the Innovation Curve 1

Daniel A. Crane

in The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989287
eISBN:
9780199346325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989287.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter focuses on Section 5 enforcement in highly innovative industries. It proposes six general principles to govern the application of Section 5. It then considers applications in the ... More


Innovation Markets: Saving Lives and Money in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael A. Carrier

in Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195342581
eISBN:
9780199867035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter begins by defining innovation markets, which are markets for research and development (R&D). It then sets forth the critiques that have been leveled against the markets. It proposes a ... More


The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection

James C. Cooper (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989287
eISBN:
9780199346325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989287.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

In the 1970s, the Federal Trade Commission had embarked on an activist consumer protection and antitrust agenda which resulted in severe public and congressional backlash, including calls to abolish ... More


Financial Regulatory Reform: The Politics of Denial

Richard A. Posner

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter first analyzes the financial regulatory reforms proposed by the Obama administration to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis. These include constituting the Federal Reserve ... More


Panel Discussion: Politics and Policy in 1981

John H. Carley, Sidney M. Milkis, Timothy J. Muris, and Bruce Yandle

in The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989287
eISBN:
9780199346325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989287.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter presents a discussion between former FTC staffers and Commissioners (John H. Carley, Sidney M. Milkis, Timothy J. Muris, and Bruce Yandle). The panelists delve into the details of the ... More


Consumers' Last Rites

Stephen Prothero

in Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208162
eISBN:
9780520929746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208162.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Jessica Mitford, Pope Paul VI, and Lee Harvey Oswald unwittingly conspired to rescue a dying rite. Mitford's The American Way of Death was a searing exposé of the contemporary funeral industry. It ... More


Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Inger L. Stole

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book challenges the notion that advertising disappeared as a political issue in the United States in 1938 with the passage of the Wheeler-Lea Amendment to the Federal Trade Commission Act, the ... More


Freund and Frankfurter

Daniel R. Ernst

in Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199920860
eISBN:
9780199377206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920860.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

One of the few Americans who looked to the European continent not just for programs to address the social ills of capitalism but also to constrain administrators was the German-educated law professor ... More


Seclusion

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that states of seclusion can sometimes amount to coerced unpopular privacy, giving rise to concerns about the legitimacy. Western societies once imposed unwanted, pathological ... More


Congressman Barkley and the New Freedom

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Barkley soon brought his family to join him in Washington, DC. He found a hero in Woodrow Wilson and supported the president’s progressive New Freedom. Barkley’s first House speech strongly supported ... More


Panel Discussion: Lessons for Setting Priorities

William E. Kovacic, Deborah P. Majoras, Robert Pitofsky, and J. Thomas Rosch

in The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989287
eISBN:
9780199346325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989287.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter presents a discussion between current and former FTC Commissioners (William E. Kovacic, Deborah P. Majoras, Robert Pitofsky, and J. Thomas Rosch) about the lessons learned since the ... More


Paradigm Shopping 1: Section 5, the FTC, and the Courts

A. Douglas Melamed

in The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989287
eISBN:
9780199346325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989287.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter critiques and reinterprets the conclusions of the analysis in Chapter 5. It argues that the litigation data analyzed cannot conclusively disprove the argument that the FTC is better than ... More


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