The Unrealized Congressional Vision for the FTC and Its Historic Performance as a Law Enforcement Agency

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Daniel Crane, May 13, 2014

The subject of the FTC’s history in its first century and its potential for modernization are broad topics, and I will not be able to do them justice given constraints of time and space. I hope, however, that reflection on the unrealized Congressional vision for the FTC and its historic performance as a law enforcement agency will set the stage for consideration of reforms that may be appropriate to consider on the Commission’s 100th birthday.