There’s Just One Problem With Biden’s Executive Order Spree

Source: The American Prospect
by Alexander Sammon

“On Friday, President Biden announced a comprehensive executive order that may amount to the single most consequential day of his young presidency. In one omnibus statement, Biden called on the Justice Department, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other agencies to implement 72 specific provisions meant to encourage competition, raise wages, and weaken the force of monopolies in the American economy. A number of those provisions mark substantial developments, and would be individually notable on their own. Biden’s recommendation on right to repair is a potential game changer for farmers, who are beholden to equipment manufacturers like John Deere and Caterpillar that functionally forbid them from repairing their own tractors, as well as for gamers seeking to modify their consumer electronics.” (07/13/21)