Charles Sauer (
) is the president of the Market Institute. He has previously worked on Capitol Hill, for a governor, and for an academic think tank.
Sep 7, 2023
The FTC's New Merger Guidelines Attack Freedom and the Economy
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently unveiled revised antitrust guidelines. The guidelines are to help the FTC...
Aug 17, 2023
Stand With Rand, Jim Jordan and the 1st Amendment
Many Americans were shocked by the recent revelations showing the extent to which government officials were ordering around social media companies. The dictation included efforts to...
Jul 22, 2023
Why Is Congress Allowing Lina Khan To Collaborate With the EU?
Thierry Breton, European Union Commissioner for International Markets, recently made some revealing comments to Politico regarding his interpretation of his job: “I am the...
Jul 12, 2023
Congress Doing What It Should Do - Defending Innovators
The economy is hard to understand. How does something that was basically a college prank turn into a billion-dollar company? How does a market move from one person making a final...
Jun 16, 2023
Hater of All Things Big Lina Khan Shifts Her Gaze to Soft Drinks
The Cola Wars 2.0 have begun, but this time they are on the same side. Coke and Pepsi have joined Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook/META as targets of Federal Trade Commission...
May 31, 2023
Lina Khan's 'Underfunded' FTC Takes Its Act To Europe
At a recent hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan complained...
May 4, 2023
Say No To Train Nationalization/Regulation
May 2, 2023
A Free Market Is a Fair Market
Apr 26, 2023
Offense Is Required to Contend With China, Not Authoritarian Defense
China is the new shiny scary thing that is all the rage for politicians to use in order to justify their outrageous freedom-infringing, high-cost initiatives. And, while the...
Apr 15, 2023
FTC Overreach: The Bully On the Playground of Prosperity
It is hard to explain to people how difficult it is to start a business when they see images on social media of successful entrepreneurs walking around in fancy clothes, driving...
Mar 8, 2023
Conservatives Decry Socialism While Actively Engaging In It
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a resolution opposing socialism in all its forms. The resolution was supported by all Republicans plus 109 Democrats....
Feb 27, 2023
The Separation of Tech and State Takes Its Legislative Form
Every American who values free speech (and that ought to include every American) owes a debt of gratitude to Kentucky Representative James Comer. Representative Comer recently...
Feb 14, 2023
Republicans Must Hold Biden To His Promise About Not Being Bernie
In 2020 Joe Biden responded to then-President Donald Trump’s taunts that Biden was a socialist by reminding voters that he beat the “democratic” socialist...
Jan 28, 2023
When Countries Act Out Fictional Books, Things Get Interesting
In Atlas Shrugged one of the heroes--Francisco d'Anconia-- has his company stolen from him by a greedy country. It doesn’t seem like that would happen in...
Jan 23, 2023
Republicans Owe It To Limited Government and Free Markets to Stop Lina Khan
With all the demands for oversight attention from the incoming Republican House majority, perhaps the most demanding is examining the actions and agenda of Federal Trade Commission...
Jan 17, 2023
The U.S. Patent System Has Worked Out Pretty Well. Don't Let Cronies Mess It Up
While many rights in the Constitution are defined vaguely, the Founders laid out one right explicitly in that important document: the right to a patent. They saw the limitless...
Jan 5, 2023
Lina Khan Is Hiding From the Facts About Her FTC Oversight
A fact is a funny thing. It seems like a fact is something everyone should agree on, but in truth nowadays most “facts” are produced by someone defending a...
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