Hot News July 16th

Elizabeth Warren and John McCain want Glass-Steagall back. Should you? Washington Post
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

Siemens, Alstom cooperating with Brazilian antitrust probe Reuters
Speaker available: Tom Bowden

Restaurant Shift: Sorry, Just Part-Time Wall Street Journal
Speaker available: Doug Altner

Obamacare’s Missing Mandate Politico
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

Hot News July 2nd

Loan Practices of China’s Banks Raising Concern New York Times
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

Feds, truckers clash over new safety rules NBC News
Speaker available: Doug Altner

UnitedHealth To Exit Individual Insurance Market In California Los Angeles Times
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

Hot News July 1st

An Unstoppable Climb in CEO Pay New York Times
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

American-US Airways merger: Feds investigate possible antitrust issues NBC
Speaker available: Tom Bowden

Egypt’s Army Issues Ultimatum to Morsi New York Times
Speaker available: Elan Journo

Action on DC ‘living wage’ bill puts Walmart plans in doubt Washington Post
Speaker available: Doug Altner

Contraceptives Stay Covered In Health Law New York Times
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

How Would Ayn Rand Have Commented on Last Week’s Supreme Court Race Ruling? [Forbes.com]

Affirmative action survives in university admissions, for the time being at least, owing to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Texas case. What would novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand say about it? Today’s readers might be surprised at Rand’s distinctive, illuminating approach to the sensitive theme of racism.

Ayn Rand’s 1963 essay on racism was republished at Forbes.com on July 1, 2013, with an introduction by ARI’s Thomas A. Bowden.

Hot News June 28th

Field For Bernanke’s Successor To Head The US Fed Is Wide Open, With No Frontrunner Yet In Sight, Report Says International Business Times
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

Google faces partial ban in Europe if antitrust talks crash ZDNet
Speaker available: Tom Bowden

Pro- and anti-government protests under way in Egypt BBC
Speaker available: Elan Journo

For-Profit Corporations Have Religious Rights Too, Says Court Wall Street Journal
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

Hot News June 26th

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Replace Freddie, Fannie with New Agency Washington Post
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

Google competitors urge EU’s antitrust body to reject proposed remedies on search dominance Washington Post
Speaker available: Tom Bowden

In Israel, growing chorus against Palestinian state Agence France-Presse
Speaker available: Elan Journo

Happy 75th Birthday, Minimum Wage Huffington Post
Speaker available: Doug Altner

Latino Enrollment Key To Success Of Health Law Marketplaces Kaiser Health News
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

Hot News June 25th

Obama to Outline Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases New York Times
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

Why Google’s $1B Waze Deal Faces U.S. Antitrust Scrutiny TIME
Speaker available: Tom Bowden

Russian and U.S. Officials Return to Geneva for Talks on Syria New York Times
Speaker available: Elan Journo

Too much ethanol in gas? Washington Post
Speaker available: Doug Altner

NFL’s Help Sought On Promoting Obamacare Insurance Plans Kaiser Health News
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

Hot News June 24th

House Rejects Farm Bill as Food Stamp Cuts Prove Divisive New York Times
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

Rocket Fire from Gaza Shakes Cease-Fire With Israel New York Times
Speaker available: Elan Journo

BP Defends Renewable-Fuel Rule Other Oil Companies Oppose Bloomberg
Speaker available: Doug Altner

The Fate of Apple and Antitrust: Overcoming Confusion About the eBooks Case Huffington Post
Speaker available: Tom Bowden

Obamacare starts in 100 days Washington Post
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

Hot News June 21st

Obama to meet with privacy, civil liberties board on secretive surveillance programs Detroit News
Speaker available: Yaron Brook

High Court Halts American Express Antitrust Lawsuit Nasdaq.com
Speaker available: Tom Bowden

Syrian rebels say they have received anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles CNN.com
Speaker available: Elan Journo

The Capitalist’s Case For A $15 Minimum Wage: Bloomberg View Huffington Post
Speaker available: Doug Altner

Bipartisan bill would soften ObamaCare mandate Politico
Speaker available: Rituparna Basu

Why Is Apple Inc. On Trial? For Good Behavior, It Turns Out [Forbes.com]

Apple Inc., #1 on Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, is currently on trial in Manhattan federal court, defending against antitrust charges. Question: How many other businesses in Fortune’s top ten have been recently subjected to some kind of antitrust enforcement? Answer: all of them.

This op-ed was published at Forbes.com on June 20, 2013.