Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kolasky on George Rublee and the FTC

I recently discovered that an article by William J. Kolasky, a partner at the law firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, on a founder of the Federal Trade Commission is available on line.  The article is George Rublee and the Origins of the Federal Trade Commission,” Antitrust 26 (Fall 2011): 106-12.
George Rublee (LC)
This article examines how Wilson was able to secure the enactment of two major pieces of legislation—the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act—to implement this two part program of antitrust reform. In particular, it focuses on the role played by George Rublee, a little-known lawyer who can be credited with the inclusion in the FTC Act of Section 5, which gives the FTC authority to define and prohibit “unfair methods of competition.”