I think the case against the MTNA is completely and utterly without merit. The FTC failed in its burden of proof and is using strong-arm tactics to bully an innocent organization into this unnecessary settlement agreement. There is real price-fixing in our society, but it comes from very powerful energy, healthcare/pharma companies with legions of lobbyists far beyond the reach of the FTC, so it continues to go unpunished. This is shameful, wasteful, abuse of power any way you slice it. Leave music teachers and their association alone!