Breaking Down the Draft Merger Guidelines ft. AAG Kanter & Chair Khan

A big change is happening in Washington right now. Just weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice announced an important update to merger enforcement to bring in new learning and evidence discovered by economists, business people, consumers, and scholars over the last fifteen years.

By rewriting the guidelines to reflect the realities of today’s markets — and the antitrust laws as written by Congress — the FTC and DOJ are fighting to “propel American ingenuity and ensure that the best ideas win.” This important document influences how judges understand merger policy.

Last year, thousands of farmers, engineers, artists, nurses, business owners, consumers, and regular people, told the agencies about their experiences with corporate consolidation as the guidelines were being crafted.

Now that the draft guidelines are out, FTC Chair Lina Khan and DOJ AAG Jonathan Kanter will join us on August 10th at 2pm ET, to discuss how small business owners, workers, and entrepreneurs should view the new guidelines, what they will mean for the future of the economy, how they will revitalize antitrust law, and why feedback from the public is so important.

This event is brought to you by American Economic Liberties Project, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Common Future, Demand Progress, Economic Security Project, Farm Action, Future of Music Coalition, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Main Street Alliance, Minnesota Farmers Union, National Community Pharmacists Association, Open Markets Institute, Small Business Majority, UFCW 770, Writers Guild of America West.

Date & Time
August 10, 2023 2:30 pm