Competition & Regulatory Policy

February 2nd, 2023 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Chalk one up for startups and common sense, at least for the moment, observed a group that advocates for entrepreneurs and small businesses. In response to a California judge’s decision to allow the acquisition of Within Unlimited by Meta Platforms, Inc., thus rejecting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) […]

January 23rd, 2023 by

by Raymond J. Keating – If you need another example of Congress handing off too much power and discretion to regulators, consider what the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has been up to in terms of trying to dictate how U.S. railroads – both big and small – should operate in terms of the size of […]

January 13th, 2023 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Politics often strays from economic reality. That’s certainly the case with Washington’s crusade against so-called “Big Tech” – from Democrats attacking leading U.S. technology companies because of default anti-big-business politics, to some Republicans who wish to use big government to bash companies with whom they have real or perceived differences. Some of […]

December 16th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Lina Khan, who chairs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is waging war on so-called big business, but not surprisingly, entrepreneurship will suffer collateral damage. If you think that’s a bit strong, consider the two most recent headline cases being brought by Khan’s FTC. First, the FTC inexplicably is challenging Meta’s […]

December 13th, 2022 by

The Honorable Martin J. Walsh Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20210   Re: Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 87 Fed. Reg. 62218 VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION   Dear Secretary Walsh: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) appreciates the opportunity to comment […]

December 7th, 2022 by

Trade Association Statement Supporting NSBA v. Janet Yellen December 7, 2022 The undersigned organizations strongly support the National Small Business Association v. Yellen challenging the constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The CTA represents an unprecedented attempt by the federal government to gather the personal information of millions of law-abiding citizens and residents who […]

December 7th, 2022 by

Comments on the NLRB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Joint Employer Standard   The Honorable Lauren M. McFerran Chairman National Labor Relations Board 1015 Half Street S.E. Washington, D.C. 20570-0001   RE: Docket NLRB-2022-0001 Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status, 87 Fed. Reg. 54641 (Sept. 7, 2022) VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION   Dear Chairman McFerran: The Small Business […]

December 1st, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – “If you can’t grow via acquisition, what’s the alternative? You basically create a walled garden of innovation. You are making all that innovation internally and you’ve basically shut out everybody else.” – Daniel Sokol, Professor, Carolyn Craig Franklin Chair in Law and Business, Affiliate Professor of Business, Marshall School […]

November 25th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Small Business Saturday arrives on November 26. It’s a day established to emphasize the importance of small businesses as the Christmas holiday shopping seasons really kicks into high gear after Thanksgiving. In local communities across America, shoppers are being encouraged to “Shop Small” as part of the annual campaign. Such […]

November 21st, 2022 by

Federal Trade Commission Office of the Secretary 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite CC-5610 (Annex B) Washington, DC 20580 Re: Proposed Rule, Federal Trade Commission; Commercial Surveillance (87 Fed. Reg. 51,273-51,299, August 22, 2022) Dear Commissioners: We, the undersigned organizations, representing a diverse set of industries as well as organizations advocating for the promotion of innovation, […]

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