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MVPDs “Unlock” the Box (again), but the FCC Doesn’t Seem to Care

The FCC’s blind, headlong drive to “unlock” the set-top box market is disconnected from both legal and market realities. Legally speaking, and as we’ve noted on this blog many times over the past few months (see here, here and here), the set-top box proposal is nothing short of an assault on contracts, property rights, and ... MVPDs “Unlock” the Box (again), but the FCC Doesn’t Seem to Care

Tim Wu on Section 5 Guidelines Would Make the FTC Stronger and Better

I personally believe that a policy statement on Section 5 would be a very good thing for the Federal Trade Commission, especially over the long run.  I think it would strengthen the agency, renew its distinct sense of purpose, and clarify the jobs of the attorneys who enforce the competition laws on a day-to-day basis. ... Tim Wu on Section 5 Guidelines Would Make the FTC Stronger and Better

Welcome TOTM Guest Blogger Adam Mossoff

My GMU colleague Adam Mossoff has been on and around the blogs this week — or at least, other people have been writing about him and particularly about his new paper  The Trespass Fallacy in Patent Law.  For example, here are a few reactions at Prawfsblawg and Patently-O.  I’ve been trying to get Professor Mossoff on ... Welcome TOTM Guest Blogger Adam Mossoff

Nocera on the uncorporation and the financial crisis

The Glom’s having a book club on McLean & Nocera’s All the Devils Are Here. I haven’t read the book (it takes a lot to get me to read a book by business journalists).  But I have read David Zaring’s interview with his “favorite Times columnist.  One of the questions and answers naturally piqued my ... Nocera on the uncorporation and the financial crisis

Efficiency, Competition, Capital Formation, Investor Protection, Apple Pie and Puppies

One of the things that I hope to spend more time doing now that I have returned to the blogosphere is open-source article writing.  By that I mean blogging about an article idea and updating it as I progress.  Some say it’s a bad plan…people might steal your ideas, or maybe you expose yourself to ... Efficiency, Competition, Capital Formation, Investor Protection, Apple Pie and Puppies

Delaware uncorporate law evolves an escape from Dodd-Frank

It’s been interesting to watch uncorporations (particularly LLCs and limited partnerships) evolve over the last twenty years or so.  Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this evolution is what’s been happening in Delaware regarding contracting over fiduciary duties.  This is particularly intriguing because it concerns a key area of difference between corporations and uncorporations — ... Delaware uncorporate law evolves an escape from Dodd-Frank

Revisiting the Theory and Evidence on State CPAs and FTC Act Section 5 Follow-ons

One of the most fundamental issues in the ongoing debate concerning the costs and benefits of expanded FTC Section 5 enforcement is the extent to which one must be concerned with its collateral consequences.  A central claim of proponents of a broad interpretation of Section 5 coupled with its aggressive enforcement is that concerns with ... Revisiting the Theory and Evidence on State CPAs and FTC Act Section 5 Follow-ons

Taxing big uncorporations

A few days ago Paul Caron summarized moves toward corporate taxation of pass-through entities with more than $50 million gross receipts, adding links to prior posts on this subject. Today’s WSJ echoes this story, quoting Sen. Max Baucus, Senate Finance Chair: “We’re talking about business income here. Why not have the large pass-throughs … pay ... Taxing big uncorporations

Barnett v. Barnett on Antitrust

Tom Barnett (Covington & Burling) represents Expedia in, among other things, its efforts to persuade a US antitrust agency to bring a case against Google involving the alleged use of its search engine results to harm competition.  In that role, in a recent piece in Bloomberg, Barnett wrote the following things: “The U.S. Justice Department ... Barnett v. Barnett on Antitrust

WAPO Concludes that Vertical Efficiencies Trump Horizontal Market Power

A Washington Post editorial last week reached the surprising conclusion that a series of vertical and horizontal acquisitions that led to a firm owning about 40% of the gas stations in the District of Columbia was procompetitive.  The editorial apparently concluded that the vertical integration efficiencies were more important than the adverse horizontal effects.  The ... WAPO Concludes that Vertical Efficiencies Trump Horizontal Market Power

The return of privlic equity

It’s been over four years since the heyday of the last boom when I first discussed what I called “privlic equity” in an article about Blackstone’s proposed IPO. So here we are post-bust, and according to the WSJ, they’re baack: Apollo Global Management LLC became a public company in late March. Last year, KKR & ... The return of privlic equity

The next Silicon Valley?

Don’t laugh.  It’s got a major international airport, cheap housing, major league sports and culture. It’s close to a world class university, great natural areas and another country. The urban pioneers who enriched other cities are increasingly priced out of them, and are mobile.  State and local politicians must actually improve the place in order ... The next Silicon Valley?