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Europe Lacks a Vision for How Apple’s App Store Fees Should Work

The European Commission believes that Apple is violating European competition laws and raising prices for consumers in how it operates its App...

Organized Mimicry: Employers Against the Free Market

"Despite all the rhetorical support for free markets, it turns out that employers would rather corner their market, not free it, especially...

Rethinking Competition: From Market Failures to Ecosystem Failures

Despite the overwhelming importance of digital platforms, and the chatter around their recent rise, our understanding of digital ecosystems is still limited....

“Free is Not Free”: What the Apple-Facebook Spat and the GameStop-Robinhood Fiasco Have in Common

In an interview with ProMarket, antitrust scholar, lawyer, and businesswoman Dina Srinivasan explains why she believes that if users were given the...

Big Tech’s Fight Over Privacy: Could Facebook Win an Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple?

Do the new iOS 14 privacy features violate antitrust laws? If Facebook brings an antitrust suit against Apple, as it is reportedly...

Essential Platform Monopolies: Open Up, Then Undo

Digital platforms have become “economic toll bridges.” By treating them as essential facilities, we could help strengthen healthy competition online. It is high time...

The Roots of Congress’ Pathbreaking Report on Big Tech

While the House Judiciary report is chock-full of impressive “gotcha” moments concerning anticompetitive conduct by tech platforms, the real bombshell is the...

How the European Commission Lost Its Tax Battle Against Ireland and Apple

Last month’s decision by Europe’s General Court to reject the European Commission’s attempt to recover €13 billion in back taxes from Apple...

Big Tech Is Officially Too Big to Manage

Last week’s Congressional hearing on Big Tech showed the CEOs of the four largest tech platforms unable to answer basic questions about...

Top 10 Admissions from Tech CEOs Secured at the Antitrust Hearing

This week’s Congressional hearing produced evidence of anticompetitive conduct that state attorneys general and private enforcers can use to pursue the dominant...

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Event Notes: “China’s Political Economy” in Review

The Stigler Center's "China Political Economy" webinar series returns Thursday, February 9. Here's a reminder of what we covered in our first...

To Build an Equitable Economy, We Must Understand Capitalism’s Racist Heritage

American capitalism was built on racial exploitation, from the enslavement of Black people to institutionalized discrimination and its structural impact on our...

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Industrial policy was once so out of fashion that it was jokingly called “the policy that shall not be named.” Now it’s...