The FTC is Guilty of Violating the Laws that Authorized Its Creation

In Analysis by Michael Rae

“The FTC’s Antitrust Collusion” (Wall Street Journal editorial page, February 24) pieces together 628 pages of redacted emails revealing that the Federal Trade Commission coordinates with foreign antitrust officials to block mergers involving U.S. companies. (The emails were obtained by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a lawsuit forcing the Commission to comply with the Chamber’s Freedom of Information Act request.)
Enlisting foreign governments in its law-enforcement activities both betrays the Commission’s mandate to identify and prohibit “unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce”—to be read as interstate commerce—and sacrifices U.S. sovereignty on the altar of ersatz globalization. If two private business

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