I’m Feeling Lucky: The Tipline for 17 March 2021

Equipped with the best models for predicting college basketball games, your chances at crafting a perfect March Madness bracket are, at best, basically impossible. Chances are you can still win your friend’s pool even after some of your picks flop. The stakes are much higher in the wonderful world of antitrust enforcement. Failing to accurately predict whether certain conduct or a particular merger is harmful could shape a less competitive future or worse… invite a decade of Twitter scorn – particularly if you were the Obama-era FTC charged with the original task of investigating Google. Also in today’s Tipline, several states join Texas in its own lawsuit against the search giant, which the plaintiffs amended on Monday to place a larger focus on Google’s Chrome browser.

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