This Republican senator’s radical new plan for the FTC kind of makes sense
The Senate’s biggest Republican tech critic is at it again, this time with a proposal to overhaul the agency that’s supposed to police the industry.
On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri released a new plan to overhaul the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that would roll the agency into the Department of Justice (DOJ) and focus its scrutiny on digital markets, enforcement, and market analysis.
“The FTC isn’t working,” Hawley said in a statement announcing the proposal. “It wastes time in turf wars with the DOJ, nobody is accountable for...