Next Practices Live: Managing Regulation panel on June 23, 2020

COVID-19 has made it traditional methods for managing regulation and for engaging stakeholders. But the pandemic also made management and engage more important than ever! What have people tried? What have they learned? Two respected regulators joined Next Practices Live to share their thoughts and experiences. Both are recent PURC alumni. Commissioner Ram Prasad Dhital [...]

Antitrust shouldn’t be personal or political

Last week, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’ called for governments to use antitrust laws to break up his former company. Why? Because he doesn’t like Mark Zuckerberg as CEO, and Democrats lost the presidency in 2016. This is antitrust getting personal and political, and it’s not good. Read the full post "Antitrust shouldn't be personal or [...]

Democrats won’t break up Big Tech, but they might destroy it

There is a rising chorus among Democrats that the US should use antitrust laws to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s plan is to break up those companies and turn what’s left into federally regulated utility platforms. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is backing the plan. Another presidential hopeful, John Hickenlooper, has [...]

Buttigieg, Sprint/T-Mobile, and Spotify vs. Apple show why old-school antitrust doesn’t work for tech

I agree with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor from Indiana who wants to be our country’s next president. Or at least I agree with his statement at a CNN town hall meeting: “Antitrust law as we know it has begun to hit its limits with regulating tech companies.” Read the full post "Buttigieg, Sprint/T-Mobile, [...]