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Below is an index of some of the Center's past advocacy projects and intellectual activism.
 
:: Capitalism, Individual Rights and the Law
The United States v. Microsoft
Antitrust makes success a crime and the assault on Microsoft is a classic showcase for its evils. The Center's experts examine the government's case against Microsoft and the larger threat to freedom and productivity it represents.
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CAC Opposes Federal Antitrust Settlement With Gambling Services Organization
The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism called on U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to reject the U.S. Justice Department’s settlement with the National Council on Problem Gambling, a nonprofit trade association representing organizations that assist individuals addicted to gambling. According to CAC Chairman Nicholas Provenzo, “NCPG’s members entered into a voluntary agreement governing their operations, and that agreement was arbitrarily and capriciously negated by the Justice Department’s antitrust police.”
» Press Release
» Read the Center's Comment Letter (08-25-03) (PDF 167K)

CAC Asks Supreme Court to Grant No Favors to the US Postal Service
The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism has called on the US Supreme Court to permit a private business to sue the US Postal Service under the antitrust laws.
» Press Release
» Read the Center's Brief (07-11-03) (PDF 167K)

Denying Free Market Rights of Doctors Hurts Medicine
The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism filed public comments opposing the Federal Trade Commission's consent order in the case of Anesthesia Service Medical Group and Grossmont Anesthesia Services Medical Group, two medical groups which provide professional anesthesia services in San Diego County, California. By attacking the basic rights of physicians to negotiate in their self-interest and treating the services physicians provide their patients as if they were an unquestioned right, the FTC is weakening the basic means of supplying physicians to the marketplace.
» Press Release
» Read the Center's Comment Letter (06-03-03) (PDF 131K)

CAC to FTC: Hands off New Mexico Doctors
Center for the Advancement of Capitalism filed public comments opposing the Federal Trade Commission's  consent order in the case of Carlsbad Physician Association, Inc., a New Mexico corporation formed to allow its members to negotiate on par with health insurance groups. CAC argued that the FTC's antitrust enforcement efforts violate the rights of doctors and will harm the quality of medical care in America.
» Press Release
» Read the Center's Comment Letter (05-28-03) (PDF 54K)


CAC to the Supreme Court: Defend Businessmen's Right to Free Speech
In its latest brief to the US Supreme Court on Nike vs. Kasky, the Center asks the court end the distinction between political and economic speech that squelches a businessman's right to speak before the public.

» Press Release
» Read the Center's Brief (02-28-03) (PDF 152K)
» Find out more information about the case


CAC challenges University of Michigan's race preferences in brief to US Supreme Court
In an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court, the Center demolishes the idea that "racial diversity" is a legitimate government objective.

» Press Release
» Read the Center's Brief (01-16-03) (PDF 123K)
» Find out more information about the cases

In Case of Merger, Break Glass
The Federal Trade Commission says there's too much consolidation in the "food service glassware" industry. CAC says the government has better things to do than worry about what Outback Steakhouse is paying for candleholders. (Aug. 29)
» CAC's Comment Letter to the FTC (PDF)

Building a Bridge Back to the 20th Century
In perhaps one of the most circular and self-contradicting cases in antitrust yet, the FTC proposes that a small business surrender its intellectual property because the FTC wants to undo the firm's merger three year after the fact, even while Congress has exempted the mergers of small business from antitrust review. CAC shakes its head in disbelief. (Aug. 27)
» CAC's Comment Letter to the FTC (PDF)

Punishing Businessmen for the Government's Barriers
Should the Federal Trade Commission slam businessmen for the Food and Drug Administration's market barriers? "Don't even think about it," says CAC. (Aug. 9)
» CAC's Comment Letter to the FTC (PDF)

The Justice Department v. Reality (Guess Who Wins)
When is a merger not a merger? When the Department of Justice wants to pretend that it isn't. Computer Associates found out what happens when you say otherwise. (Aug. 9)
» CAC's Comment Letter to the DOJ (PDF)

Gladiatorial Enterprise
The Federal Trade Commission says businessmen must compete even when they would rather just get along. (July 1)
» CAC's Comment Letter to the FTC (PDF)

FTC Threatens Free Speech Rights of Doctors
The Federal Trade Commission says doctors should not enjoy the same speech rights as other Americans. (June 3)
» CAC's Comment Letter to the FTC (PDF)

Free the Napa Valley Six
The Federal Trade Commission thinks six California doctors are a threat to the marketplace. CAC says the FTC is the real threat. (May 1)
» Press Release
» CAC's Comment Letter to the FTC (PDF)
» FTC's Reply to CAC's Comments
» CAC's Reply Back to the FTC 

 
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ProTech: The Campaign in Defense of Industry and TechnologyIndustry and technology are critical to human life and yet they are under attack. Learn why and what the alternatives are.

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