Antitrust and Monopoly

Antitrust and Monopoly
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Author: Dominick T. Armentano
Pages: 292
ISBN: UVA:X004351643
Release: 1996
Editor: Independent Studies in Politic

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The stated purpose of antitrust laws is to protect competition and the public interest. But do such laws actually restrict the competitive process, harming consumers and serving the special interests of a few politically-connected competitors? Is antitrust law a necessary defence against the predatory business practices of wealthy, entrenched corporations that dominate a market? Or does antitrust law actually work to restrain and restrict the competitive process, injuring the public it is supposed to protect? In this breakthrough study, professor Armentano thoroughly researches the classic cases in antitrust law and demonstrates a surprising gap between the stated aims of antitrust law and what it actually accomplishes in the real world. Instead of protecting competition, professor Armentano finds, antitrust law actually protects certain politically-favoured competitors. This is an essential work for anyone wishing to understand the limitations and problems of contemporary antitrust actions.

Goliath

Goliath
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Author: Matt Stoller
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781501182891
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Simon & Schuster

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“Every thinking American must read” (The Washington Book Review) this startling and “insightful” (The New York Times) look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism has transformed American politics, and business. Going back to our country’s founding, Americans once had a coherent and clear understanding of political tyranny, one crafted by Thomas Jefferson and updated for the industrial age by Louis Brandeis. A concentration of power—whether by government or banks—was understood as autocratic and dangerous to individual liberty and democracy. In the 1930s, people observed that the Great Depression was caused by financial concentration in the hands of a few whose misuse of their power induced a financial collapse. They drew on this tradition to craft the New Deal. In Goliath, Matt Stoller explains how authoritarianism and populism have returned to American politics for the first time in eighty years, as the outcome of the 2016 election shook our faith in democratic institutions. It has brought to the fore dangerous forces that many modern Americans never even knew existed. Today’s bitter recriminations and panic represent more than just fear of the future, they reflect a basic confusion about what is happening and the historical backstory that brought us to this moment. The true effects of populism, a shrinking middle class, and concentrated financial wealth are only just beginning to manifest themselves under the current administrations. The lessons of Stoller’s study will only grow more relevant as time passes. “An engaging call to arms,” (Kirkus Reviews) Stoller illustrates here in rich detail how we arrived at this tenuous moment, and the steps we must take to create a new democracy.

The Antitrust Paradox

The Antitrust Paradox
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Author: Robert Bork
Pages: 536
ISBN: 1736089714
Release: 2021-02-22
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most important book on antitrust ever written. It shows how antitrust suits adversely affect the consumer by encouraging a costly form of protection for inefficient and uncompetitive small businesses.

Managed Care and Monopoly Power

Managed Care and Monopoly Power
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Author: Deborah HAAS-WILSON,Deborah Haas-Wilson
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9780674038110
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press

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As millions of Americans are aware, health care costs continue to increase rapidly. Much of this increase in health care costs is due to the development of new life-sustaining drugs and procedures, but part of it is due to the increased monopoly power of physicians, insurance companies, and hospitals, as the health care sector undergoes reorganization and consolidation. There are two tools to limit the growth of monopoly power: government regulation and antitrust policy. In this timely book, Deborah Haas-Wilson argues that enforcement of the antitrust laws is the tool of choice in most cases. Focusing on the economic concepts necessary to the enforcement of the antitrust laws in health care markets, Haas-Wilson provides a useful roadmap for guiding the future of these markets.

Monopoly Problems in Regulated Industries

Monopoly Problems in Regulated Industries
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
Pages: 329
ISBN: LOC:0018385723A
Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown

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Committee Serial No. 14. pt. 1/v.1: Examines the ocean freight industry antitrust law exemptions on an individual case basis to determine levels of domestic noncompetitive shipping activities caused by the dual rate system used for conference and nonconference carriers. Includes submitted correspondence and statistics on shipping companies' operations (p. 186-1014). Hearing was held in NYC; pt. 1/v.2: Continuation of hearings on antitrust law exemptions in the ocean freight industry. Includes submitted correspondence and statistics on shipping companies' operation; pt. 1/v.4: Continuation of hearings examining monopoly within federally regulated industries. Focuses on the ocean freight industry and the need for additional regulation of federally chartered steamship conference rates and independent shippers rates. Includes numerous statistical insertions on shipping company operations; pt. 1/v.5: Continuation of hearings on purported shipping industry monopolistic practices; pt. 2/v.1: Continuation of hearings on antitrust problems in the ocean freight industry; pt. 2/v.2: Continuation of hearings on monopoly problems in the ocean freight shipping industry; pt. 3/v.1: Committee Serial No. 10. Continuation of investigation into allegations of antitrust violations by the ocean freight industry through use of secret gentlemen's agreements, discriminatory anticompetitive practices, and violations of conference agreements; pt. 3/v.2: Continuation of investigation into ocean freight shipping industry anticompetitive practices.

The Evolution of China s Anti Monopoly Law

The Evolution of China s Anti Monopoly Law
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Author: Xiaoye Wang
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781781952504
Release: 2014-07-31
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

China's Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) is one of the youngest and most influential antitrust laws in the world today. This book aims to provide a better understanding of the evolution of China's AML to the international community through a collection of e

Monopolies Suck

Monopolies Suck
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Author: Sally Hubbard
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781982149727
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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An urgent and witty manifesto, Monopolies Suck shows how monopoly power is harming everyday Americans and practical ways we can all fight back. Something’s not right. No matter how hard you work, life seems to only get harder. When your expenses keep going up but your income stays flat, when you’re price-gouged buying medicine for your child’s life-threatening allergy, when you live in a hyped-up state of fear and anxiety, monopoly power is playing a key role. In Monopolies Suck, antitrust expert and director at the Open Markets Institute, Sally Hubbard, shows us the seven ways big corporations rule our lives—and what must be done to stop them. Throughout history, monopolists who controlled entire industries like railroads and oil were aptly called “robber barons” because they extracted wealth from everyone else—and today’s monopolies are no different. By charging high prices, skirting taxes, and reducing our pay and economic opportunities, they are not only stealing our money, but also robbing us of innovation and choice, as market dominance prevents new companies from challenging them. They’re robbing us of the ability to take care of our sick, a healthy food supply, and a habitable planet by using business practices that deplete rather than generate. They’re a threat to our private lives, fair elections, a robust press, and ultimately, the American Dream that so many of us are striving for. In this slim, accessible guide, Sally Hubbard gives us an easy-to-understand overview of the history of monopolies and antitrust law, and urges us to use our voices, votes, and wallets to protest monopoly power. Emboldened by the previous century when we successfully broke up monopoly power in the US, we have the tools to dismantle corporate power again today—before their lobbying threatens to undermine our economy and democracy for generations to come.

Drug Industry Antitrust Act

Drug Industry Antitrust Act
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Pages: 4217
ISBN: LOC:00141267693
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown

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In Defense of Monopoly

In Defense of Monopoly
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Author: Richard B. McKenzie,Dwight R. Lee
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0472116150
Release: 2008-02-04
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work offers an unconventional but empirically grounded argument in favour of market monopolies.

Economic Concentration

Economic Concentration
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105024391422
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown

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Break Em Up

Break  Em Up
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Author: Zephyr Teachout
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250200907
Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: All Points Books

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"[We need] a grassroots, bottom-up movement that understands the challenge in front of us, and then organizes against monopoly power in communities across this country. This book is a blueprint for that organizing. In these pages, you will learn how monopolies and oligopolies have taken over almost every aspect of American life, and you will also learn about what can be done to stop that trend before it is too late." —From the foreword by Bernie Sanders. A passionate attack on the monopolies that are throttling American democracy. Every facet of American life is being overtaken by big platform monopolists like Facebook, Google, and Bayer (which has merged with the former agricultural giant Monsanto), resulting in a greater concentration of wealth and power than we've seen since the Gilded Age. They are evolving into political entities that often have more influence than the actual government, bending state and federal legislatures to their will and even creating arbitration courts that circumvent the US justice system. How can we recover our freedom from these giants? Anti-corruption scholar and activist Zephyr Teachout has the answer: Break 'Em Up. This book is a clarion call for liberals and leftists looking to find a common cause. Teachout makes a compelling case that monopolies are the root cause of many of the issues that today's progressives care about; they drive economic inequality, harm the planet, limit the political power of average citizens, and historically-disenfranchised groups bear the brunt of their shameful and irresponsible business practices. In order to build a better future, we must eradicate monopolies from the private sector and create new safeguards that prevent new ones from seizing power. Through her expert analysis of monopolies in several sectors and their impact on courts, journalism, inequality, and politics, Teachout offers a concrete path toward thwarting these enemies of working Americans and reclaiming our democracy before it’s too late.

Antitrust and Monopoly

Antitrust and Monopoly
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Author: Dominick T. Armentano
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0841912440
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown

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The Microsoft Antitrust Cases

The Microsoft Antitrust Cases
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Author: Andrew I. Gavil,Harry First
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9780262319225
Release: 2014-11-28
Editor: MIT Press

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A comprehensive account of the decades-long, multiple antitrust actions against Microsoft and an assessment of the effectiveness of antitrust law in the digital age. For more than two decades, the U.S. Department of Justice, various states, the European Commission, and many private litigants pursued antitrust actions against the tech giant Microsoft. In investigating and prosecuting Microsoft, federal and state prosecutors were playing their traditional role of reining in a corporate power intent on eliminating competition. Seen from another perspective, however, the government's prosecution of Microsoft—in which it deployed the century-old Sherman Antitrust Act in the volatile and evolving global business environment of the digital era—was unprecedented. In this book, two experts on competition policy offer a comprehensive account of the multiple antitrust actions against Microsoft—from beginning to end—and an assessment of the effectiveness of antitrust law in the twenty-first century. Gavil and First describe in detail the cases that the Department of Justice and the states initiated in 1998, accusing Microsoft of obstructing browser competition and perpetuating its Windows monopoly. They cover the private litigation that followed, and the European Commission cases decided in 2004 and 2009. They also consider broader issues of competition policy in the age of globalization, addressing the adequacy of today's antitrust laws, their enforcement by multiple parties around the world, and the difficulty of obtaining effective remedies—all lessons learned from the Microsoft cases.

Competition Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace

Competition  Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly  Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace
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Author: Jeffrey A. Eisenach,Thomas M. Lenard
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9789401144070
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do the antitrust laws have a place in the digital economy or are they obsolete? That is the question raised by the government's legal action against Microsoft, and it is the question this volume is designed to answer. America's antitrust laws were born out of the Industrial Revolution. Opponents of the antitrust laws argue that whatever merit the antitrust laws may have had in the past they have no place in a digital economy. Rapid innovation makes the accumulation of market power practically impossible. Markets change too quickly for antitrust actions to keep up. And antitrust remedies are inevitably regulatory and hence threaten to `regulate business'. A different view - and, generally, the view presented in this volume - is that antitrust law can and does have an important and constructive role to play in the digital economy. The software business is new, it is complex, and it is rapidly moving. Analysis of market definition, contestibility and potential competition, the role of innovation, network externalities, cost structures and marketing channels present challenges for academics, policymakers and judges alike. Evaluating consumer harm is problematic. Distinguishing between illegal conduct and brutal - but legitimate - competition is often difficult. Is antitrust analysis up to the challenge? This volume suggests that antitrust analysis `still works'. In stark contrast to the political rhetoric that has surrounded much of the debate over the Microsoft case, the articles presented here suggest neither that Microsoft is inherently bad, nor that it deserves a de facto exemption from the antitrust laws. Instead, they offer insights - for policymakers, courts, practitioners, professors and students of antitrust policy everywhere - on how antitrust analysis can be applied to the business of making and marketing computer software.

The Economics of Antitrust

The Economics of Antitrust
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Author: Richard E. Low
Pages: 178
ISBN: UCAL:B3375996
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown

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Investigation of the Administration of Antitrust and Monopoly Laws

Investigation of the Administration of Antitrust and Monopoly Laws
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration
Pages: 8
ISBN: OCLC:760946691
Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown

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The Monopoly Issue and Antitrust 1900 1917

The Monopoly Issue and Antitrust  1900 1917
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Author: Robert F. Himmelberg
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0815314043
Release: 1994
Editor: Routledge

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Patents Trademarks and Copyrights

Patents  Trademarks  and Copyrights
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32437122928332
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown

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Foreign Trade Conferences

Foreign Trade Conferences
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. 260:
Pages: 18
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045466989
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown

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