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Testimony by Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn at the FTC’s Hearing #5: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

Read the remarks of Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn at the FTC’s Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century hearings.

November 2, 2018  |  by Open Markets

On Thursday, November 1, Open Markets Institute Executive Director Barry Lynn testified at the Federal Trade Commission’s Fifth Hearing in its “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” series at the Georgetown University Law Center. Lynn testified that the consumer welfare standard is to blame for the monopoly crisis the country faces today.

Read Lynn’s full remarks here.

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