Autumn assembly: The Tipline for 13 November 2020

Senator Amy Klobuchar is declaring war on antitrust… or at least on the word. The ranking Democrat on the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee told the American Bar Association’s antitrust section yesterday that it may be time to “ease out” the word “antitrust” from our vocabulary in favour of “competition”. “It’s competition we’re trying to protect. It’s competition that’s a driving force of our economic success,” she said. In today’s Tipline, we have a rundown from the ABA’s Fall Forum – including the chair of the Federal Trade Commission endorsing shades of the “balance of harms” test.

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