Vincent Boland: Biden wants to be heard on attempt to make America competitive again

The US president used hearing aids to illustrate anti-competitive business practices as he sought to put a check on the continuing erosion of America’s competitive edge

18th July, 2021
Vincent Boland: Biden wants to be heard on attempt to make America competitive again
US president Joe Biden, who issued a sweeping executive order to eliminate anti-competitive business practices. Picture: Getty

There are many ways of measuring how competitive a market or an economy is for goods, services and consumers. You can pick the ease of doing business, or barriers to entry, or the use of the internet. For Joe Biden, it is the price of hearing aids.

Ten days ago, the US president issued a sweeping executive order aimed at eliminating anti-competitive business practices. Biden has long complained that the US economy and the industries...

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