Punching up: The Tipline for 2 December 2022

Satire only works when it's directed at the powerful. Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan feels the same way about antitrust enforcement. Speaking before the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Thursday, Khan said enforcers should use their prosecutorial discretion to pick cases that ensure they “punch up, don’t punch down”. Also in Tipline, the UK’s antitrust enforcer wants to stop one of its confidential decisions from being leaked as part of the Department of Justice's challenge to the Northeast Alliance.

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