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George S. Ford, Economic Impacts of New York's Film Tax Credit, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 68 (May 2024).
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@lawandeconomics IN BRIEF No. 24-01:
George S. Ford, Getting Aggressive with Broadband Regulation (May 28, 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Some Thoughts on NTIA's New "Artificial Intelligence Accountability Policy Report", Federalist Society Blog (May 24, 2024).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 24-05:
George S. Ford, Explaining Higher Prices in the Covid and Post-Covid Era (May 14, 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FTC's Weak Case Against Amazon, Federalist Society Blog (May 1, 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, When Facts Bear Out Theory:  How Do Firms Respond to Government Efforts to Block Acquisitions of Nascent Competitors in Digital Markets?, Federalist Society Blog (April 29, 2024).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 24-04:
George S. Ford, In Response to the FCC... (April 18, 2024).
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  • April 11, 2024 Letter from Dr. Guilia McHenry of the FCC's Office of Economics and Analytics [pdf
  • Phoenix Center April 18, 2024 Freedom of Information Act Request [pdf]

George S. Ford, "Digital Discrimination" Kills Low-Income Broadband Discount Plans, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (April 3, 2024).
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George S. Ford, Amazon: A Monopolist That Undersells Its Competitors?, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 67 (March 2024).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 24-03:
George S. Ford, What Are the Effects of Changing the Definition of Broadband? (March 21, 2024).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 24-02:
George S. Ford, Broadband Inequality in the Era of Subsidies (March 19, 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Costs of KOSA?, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (March 12, 2024).
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George S. Ford, Economic Impacts of Georgia's Film Tax Credit, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 66 (February 2024).
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Amicus Brief of the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies in Support of Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the case of State of Ohio v. Google LLC in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Ohio (filed January 30, 2024).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 24-01:
George S. Ford, The Federal Communications Commission's Section 706 Problem (January 17, 2024).
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2023 ANNUAL REPORT
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Phoenix Center comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet (filed December 14, 2023).
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George S. Ford, Investment in the Virtuous Circle:  Theory and Empirics, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 62 (December 2023).
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Phoenix Center Amicus Brief Before the Supreme Court of the United States in Support of Petitioners on Writ of Certiorari in NetChoice, LLC, and the Computer & Communications Industry Association v. Ken Paxton, in his official capacity as the Attorney General of Texas (filed December 7, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC Returns to the Law and Economics Free Zone, Federalist Society Blog (November 20, 2023).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 23-05:
George S. Ford, Assessing the Effects of Social Media Use on Youth Mental Health:  An Examination of Selection Bias (November 16, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Implications of Turning Internet Platforms into Common Carriers, 76 Federal Communications Law Journal 1 (2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Pushing the Bounds of Judicial Deference:  Some Thoughts on the FTC’S New Unfair Methods of Competition Policy Statement, 18 Journal of Law, Economics And Policy 339 (2023).
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Phoenix Center November 3, 2023 Ex Parte in Federal Communications Commission GN Docket No. 22-69, In the Matter of Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Prevention and Elimination of Digital Discrimination.
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 23-04:
George S. Ford, Will Digital Discrimination Policies End Discount Plans for Low-Income Consumers? (November 1, 2023).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 23-03:
George S. Ford, Digital Discrimination and Broadband Subsidies: Which Matters? (October 31, 2023).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Digital Discrimination Under Disparate Impact: A Legal and Economic Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 61 (October 2023).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Do Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing Requirements Need Reform?, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 65 (September 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Humility or Regulatory Hubris at the Federal Trade Commission?, Truth on the Market (September 19, 2023).
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Phoenix Center Comments on New Draft Merger Guidelines (September 18, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Implications of Turning Internet Platforms into Common Carriers, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 60 (September 2023).
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George S. Ford, Is Social Media Legislation Too Broad? An Empirical Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 59 (July 2023).
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T. Randolph Beard and George S. Ford, Can Self-Preferencing by An Online Retailer Be Detected?  A Monte Carlo SimulationPHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 64 (June 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, How Market Mechanisms Can Improve Government Use and Management of Spectrum, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (June 5, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, FTC v. Facebook: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?, Federalist Society Blog (May 17, 2023).
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Testimony of Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce - Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Hearing on "Closing the Digital Divide:  Overseeing Federal Funds for Broadband Deployment"  (May 10, 2023).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 23-02:
George S. Ford, New Car Prices Under Supply Constraints:  Competition or Collusion? (April 27, 2023).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 23-01:
George S. Ford, An Agency in Crisis: Employee Satisfaction at the FTC Continues to Decline (April 27, 2023).
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Phoenix Center response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's request for comments on the development of a National Spectrum Strategy (April 17, 2023).
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George S. Ford, What's to Blame for Inflation?, RealClear Policy (March 23, 2023).
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George S. Ford, Does High Market Concentration Contribute to Inflation?, The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University (March 9, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Race and Reckoning Come to the Broadband Debate, Federalist Society Blog (February 22, 2023).
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Brief of Public Interest Organizations as Amici Curiae Before the Supreme Court of the United States in Support of Petitioner for a Writ of Certiorari in Northstar Wireless, LLC  v. Federal Communications Commission (filed February 21, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Pushing the Bounds of Judicial Deference: Some Thoughts on The FTC's New Unfair Methods of Competition Policy Statement, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 63 (January 2023).
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Letter from Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford to Senator John Thune in Response to Questions About the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (January 6, 2023).
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2022 ANNUAL REPORT
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George S. Ford, The Broadband Tribal Gap: An Empirical Evaluation, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 62 (November 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Book Review: “Saving Nine” by Senator Mike Lee, Federalist Society Blog (October 19, 2022).
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George S. Ford, Middle-Class Affordability of Broadband:  An Empirical Look at the Threshold QuestionPHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 61 (October 2022).
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George S. Ford, Employee Dissatisfaction at the Federal Trade Commission:  An Empirical Analysis of Size and SourcePHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 60 (October 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Biting Off More Than It Can Chew?  Some Thoughts On The FTC's Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking On "Commercial Surveillance And Data Security", PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 59 (September 2022).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 22-05:
George S. Ford, Speed-Tests:  Substitute for, or Complement to, Broadband Maps? (September 20, 2022).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 22-04:
George S. Ford, Overstating Broadband Availability:  An Assessment of the “All-In” Assumption for FCC 477 Data (September 14, 2022).
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T. Randolph Beard and George S. Ford, Digital Discrimination:  Fiber Availability and Speeds by Race and Income, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 58 (September 2022).
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Phoenix Center Amicus Brief Before the Supreme Court of the United States in Support of Respondents on Writ of Certiorari in The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith And Lynn Goldsmith, Ltd. (filed August 15, 2022).
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George S. Ford, The American Innovation and Choice Online Act is an “Economics-Free Zone”, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (June 10, 2022).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 22-03:
George S. Ford, Challenges to Universal Adoption: A Look at NTIA's New Data (June 9, 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Third Time is Not the Charm: Significant Problems Remain With Senator Klobuchar's Antitrust Reform Bill, Federalist Society Blog (June 7, 2022).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, You Can’t Sell That: Understanding the Economic Consequences of Pending California Assembly Bill No. 437, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 58 (May 2022).
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George S. Ford, What is the Effect of Rock Quarries on Home Prices? An Empirical Analysis of Three Cities, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 57 (May 2022).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Product Guidance By Digital Platforms: A Welfare Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 57 (May 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Change in Direction for the Federal Trade Commission?, Truth on the Market (April 26. 2022).
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George S. Ford, A Comparative Analysis of Mobile Wireless Broadband Speeds in Cities Across the World, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 56 (March 2022).
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George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Policy Failures for Public Safety: New Rules For The 4.9 GHz Band, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 55 (March 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Why Does Congress Want to Break Amazon Prime?, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (February 18, 2022).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 22-02:
George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Retail Platform Bias? (February 10, 2022).
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George S. Ford, A Comparative Analysis of Fixed Broadband Speeds in Cities Across the World, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 54 (February 2022).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 22-01:
George S. Ford, EBB, Lifeline, and ACP: Some Guidance (January 13, 2022).
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George S. Ford, Antitrust Reform and the Law of Unintended Consequences, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (January 7, 2022).
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2021 ANNUAL REPORT
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Unintended Consequences of Restricting Small Firm Acquisitions in the Tech Sector, Federalist Society Blog (January 6, 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Change in Direction for the Federal Trade Commission?, 22 Federalist Society Review 304 (2021).
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Phoenix Center Final Amicus Brief Before the D.C. Circuit in Support of Petitioners in Northstar Wireless, LLC, and SNR Wireless LicenseCo, LLC, v. Federal Communications Commission, et al. (filed November 2, 2021).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 21-05:
George S. Ford, A Quality Check on Form 477 Data:  Errors, Subsidies, and Econometrics (October 27, 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Credibility Problems with the Restatement of Copyright Project, Federalist Society Blog (August 3, 2021).
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George S. Ford and R. Alan Seals, The Rewards Of Municipal Broadband: An Econometric Analysis Of The Labor Market, Telecommunications Policy (31 July 2021).
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George S. Ford, Electricity Rates And The Funding Of Municipal Broadband Networks: An Empirical Analysis, 102 Energy Economics (October 2021).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 21-04:
George S. Ford, Assessing Broadband Policy Options:  Empirical Evidence on Two Relationships of Primary Interest (July 28, 2021).
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Phoenix Center Initial Amicus Brief Before the D.C. Circuit in Support of Petitioners in Northstar Wireless, LLC, and SNR Wireless LicenseCo, LLC, v. Federal Communications Commission, et al. (filed July 19, 2021).
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George S. Ford, Electricity Rates and the Funding of Municipal Broadband Networks: An Empirical Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 53 (June 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC Should Not Take a Piecemeal Approach to Public Safety Spectrum, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (May 27, 2021).
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George S. Ford, Race and Broadband Adoption:  A Decomposition Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 52 (May 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Remembering A Time When Broadband Policy Was Bipartisan, Federalist Society Blog (May 11, 2021).
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Testimony of Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce - Subcommittee Communications & Technology, Hearing on “Broadband Equity: Addressing Disparities in Access and Affordability” (May 6, 2021).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, The Day the Music Died (in California):  An Analysis of California Assembly Bill AB-1385, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 51 (May 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, In Response to Joel Thayer, Federalist Society Blog (April 8, 2021).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 21-03:
George S. Ford, Form 477, Speed-Tests, and the American Broadband User’s Experience (March 31, 2021).
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George S. Ford, Testing the Economics of the Net Neutrality Debate: A Comment, 45 Telecommunications Policy (June 2021).
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George S. Ford, Confusing Relevance And Price: Interpreting And Improving Surveys On Internet Non-Adoption, 45 Telecommunications Policy (March 2021).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Innovation, Exit, and Restrictions on Tech Mergers and Acquisitions, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 50 (March 2021).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 21-02:
Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Poor Case for a “Digital Platform Agency” (March 9, 2021).
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George S. Ford, The Perils of a $15 Federal Minimum Wage, Delaware Valley Journal (February 22, 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Folly of “Line of Business” Restrictions for Big Tech, The Hill (February 19, 2021).
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George S. Ford, Beware of Calls for a New Digital Regulator, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (February 19, 2021).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 21-01:
George S. Ford, Updating the Minimum Wage:  Setting a Uniform Wage Across a Diverse America (February 16, 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Biden Administration Subjects the Internet to a “Death by 50 State Cuts”, Federalist Society Blog (February 10, 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC’s Regulatory “Bonfire of the Vanities”, Federalist Society Blog (February 1, 2021).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Spatial Competition In Automobile Retailing, Applied Economics (17 January 2021).
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