The direction is clear

President Biden has appointed yet another pro-antitrust zealot to a prominent position in the bureaucracy, with Jonathan Kanter nominated to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division:

Kanter is known as an adversary of giant tech corporations including Google and Apple. He has represented large companies like Microsoft, as well as smaller tech companies like Google critic Yelp. He is a partner at the Kanter Law Group, which describes itself as “an antitrust advocacy boutique.”

“Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a leading advocate and expert in the effort to promote strong and meaningful antitrust enforcement and competition policy,” the White House said in a news release.

The battle over the next few years is shaping up to be economics and legal precedent versus an ideologically-driven administration that has already made up its mind about Big Tech (guilty!), evidence and unintended consequences be damned.