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Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws and Restore Competition Online, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, October 1, 2020   [open pdf - 12MB]

This is the October 1, 2020 hearing on "Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws and Restore Competition Online," held before the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of David Cicilline: "Since June 2019, the Antitrust Subcommittee has conducted a bipartisan investigation into the state of competition in digital markets. From the beginning of this process, we promised to perform a top-to-bottom review, including examination of the business practices and dominance of the largest technology platforms: Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook. [...] [T]hese once scrappy underdog startups have grown into the kinds of monopolies we last saw more than a century ago during the time of oil barons and railroad tycoons. We stand at a crossroads, there is no doubt about that. As part of this hearing, we will discuss paths forward for addressing these competition problems. Today's hearing also concerns broader questions about the overall rise of market power in our economy and potential solutions to arrest this concerning trend." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: William Baer, Zephyr Teachout, Michael Kades, Sabeel Rahman, Christopher Yoo, Rachel Bovard, Tad Lipsky and Sally Hubbard.

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Serial No. 116-91
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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