Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc. #00144

Submission Number:
00144
Commenter:
Voda
State:
Vermont
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc.
Matter Number:

131-0118

I first read about this action on the pianoworld.com website forum and read through all the comments about this. I can only conclude what the majority of opinion on that forum that this action by the FTC is, at best, a waste of time and at worst, an abuse of power. There has been nothing that I have come across showing, let alone proving, that this ETHICs clause has resulted in real and active price mannipulation. There has been no court case brought by any piano teacher against any other piano teacher in regards to any harm done. What is particularly shameful about this action is that it essentially spits in the face of a professional organisation that is doing nothing more than providing ethical GUIDELINEs that to my understanding are unenforceable and not enforced. This FTC action has resulted only in harming an otherwise minor and relatively innocent professional organisation that is doing nothint more than providing guidelines for a group of people that are NOT traditionally in a cut-throat line of work, nor with monopolistic intent. Please quit wasting my dollars with this insane action.