The US Federal Trade Commission is preparing a possible lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc. that could be filed as soon as this spring, according to people familiar with the investigations.
Link: FTC Is Preparing Potential Antitrust Case Against Amazon - Bloomberg
Amazon has been working internally with the knowledge that they will be under investigation in the future… this case could take years…
Agree. The FTC doesn’t seem to have any teeth lately, and the divided government in Washington usually does not help things get done faster, either.
I would suggest you read Matt Stoller’s blog on substack (“Big”) for a more optimistic view of US governmental anti-trust efforts. He is covering Amazon due to recent actions.
Paywalled ;-). Sorry I refuse to pay for Substacks… I signed up for the “occasional” ones.
I dunno – it’s hard to be optimistic about antitrust in any event. Even if they happen, counting on the government to get it right in this environment is quite a stretch
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