The Antitrust Paradox

The Antitrust Paradox
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Author: Robert H. Bork
Pages: 479
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060003105
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since it first appeared in 1978, this seminal work by one of the foremost American legal minds of our age has dramatically changed the way the courts view government's role in private affairs. Now reissued with a new introduction and epilogue by the author, this classic shows how antitrust suits adversely affect the consumer by encouraging a costly form of protection for inefficient and uncompetitive small businesses. Robert Bork's view of antitrust law has had a profound impact on how the law has been both interpreted and applied. The Antitrust Paradox illustrates how the purpose and integrity of law can be subverted by those who do not understand the reality law addresses or who seek to make it serve unintended political and social ends. - Back cover.

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.

The Antitrust Paradox

The Antitrust Paradox
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Author: Robert Bork, Jr.
Pages: 536
ISBN: 1736089706
Release: 2021-02-22
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The antitrust paradox: a policy at war with itself / Robert H. Bork, with a new introduction and foreword.

Antitrust Paradox

Antitrust Paradox
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Author: Robert H. Bork
Pages: 479
ISBN: 0029044561
Release: 1993-01-31
Editor: Free Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since it first appeared in 1978, this seminal work by one of the foremost American legal minds of our age has dramatically changed the way the courts view government's role in private affairs. Now reissued with a new introduction and epilogue by the author, this classic shows how antitrust suits adversely affect the consumer by encouraging a costly form of protection for inefficient and uncompetitive small businesses. Robert Bork's view of antitrust law has had a profound impact on how the law has been both interpreted and applied. The Antitrust Paradox illustrates how the purpose and integrity of law can be subverted by those who do not understand the reality law addresses or who seek to make it serve unintended political and social ends. - Back cover.

The Antitrust Paradigm

The Antitrust Paradigm
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Author: Jonathan B. Baker
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780674975781
Release: 2019-05-06
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

At a time when tech giants have amassed vast market power, Jonathan Baker shows how laws and regulations can be updated to ensure more competition. The sooner courts and antitrust enforcement agencies stop listening to the Chicago school and start paying attention to modern economics, the sooner Americans will reap the benefits of competition.

The Antitrust Enterprise

The Antitrust Enterprise
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Author: Herbert HOVENKAMP
Pages: 376
ISBN: 0674038827
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After thirty years, the debate over antitrust's ideology has quieted. Most now agree that the protection of consumer welfare should be the only goal of antitrust laws. Execution, however, is another matter. The rules of antitrust remain unfocused, insufficiently precise, and excessively complex. The problem of poorly designed rules is severe, because in the short run rules weigh much more heavily than principles. At bottom, antitrust is a defensible enterprise only if it can make the microeconomy work better, after accounting for the considerable costs of operating the system. The Antitrust Enterprise is the first authoritative and compact exposition of antitrust law since Robert Bork's classic The Antitrust Paradox was published more than thirty years ago. It confronts not only the problems of poorly designed, overly complex, and inconsistent antitrust rules but also the current disarray of antitrust's rule of reason, offering a coherent and workable set of solutions. The result is an antitrust policy that is faithful to the consumer welfare principle but that is also more readily manageable by the federal courts and other antitrust tribunals.

The Antitrust Paradox Revisited

The Antitrust Paradox Revisited
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Author: William E. Kovacic
Pages: 67
ISBN: OCLC:20505128
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown

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The Antitrust Paradox

The Antitrust Paradox
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Author: Robert H. Bork
Pages: 479
ISBN: OCLC:707234157
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown

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How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark

How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark
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Author: Robert Pitofsky
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0199706751
Release: 2008-10-14
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark is about the rise and recent fall of American antitrust. It is a collection of 15 essays, almost all expressing a deep concern that conservative economic analysis is leading judges and enforcement officials toward an approach that will ultimately harm consumer welfare. For the past 40 years or so, U.S. antitrust has been dominated intellectually by an unusually conservative style of economic analysis. Its advocates, often referred to as "The Chicago School," argue that the free market (better than any unelected band of regulators) can do a better job of achieving efficiency and encouraging innovation than intrusive regulation. The cutting edge of Chicago School doctrine originated in academia and was popularized in books by brilliant and innovative law professors like Robert Bork and Richard Posner. Oddly, a response to that kind of conservative doctrine may be put together through collections of scores of articles but until now cannot be found in any one book. This collection of essays is designed in part to remedy that situation. The chapters in this book were written by academics, former law enforcers, private sector defense lawyers, Republicans and Democrats, representatives of the left, right and center. Virtually all agree that antitrust enforcement today is better as a result of conservative analysis, but virtually all also agree that there have been examples of extreme interpretations and misinterpretations of conservative economic theory that have led American antitrust in the wrong direction. The problem is not with conservative economic analysis but with those portions of that analysis that have "overshot the mark" producing an enforcement approach that is exceptionally generous to the private sector. If the scores of practices that traditionally have been regarded as anticompetitive are ignored, or not subjected to vigorous enforcement, prices will be higher, quality of products lower, and innovation diminished. In the end consumers will pay.

Antitrust and the Triumph of Economics

Antitrust and the Triumph of Economics
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Author: Marc Allen Eisner
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0807819557
Release: 1991
Editor: UNC Press Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Eisner contends that Reagan's economic agenda, reinforced by limited prosecution of antitrust offenses, was an extension of well established trends. During the 1960s and 1970s, critical shifts in economic theory within the academic community were transmitted to the Antitrust Division and the FTC--shifts that were conservative and gave Reagan a background against which to operate. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Causes and Consequences of Antitrust

The Causes and Consequences of Antitrust
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Author: Fred S. McChesney,William F. Shughart,William F. Shughart II
Pages: 379
ISBN: 0226556344
Release: 1995-03-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Why has antitrust legislation not lived up to its promise of promoting free-market competition and protecting consumers? Assessing 100 years of antitrust policy in the United States, this book shows that while the antitrust laws claim to serve the public good, they are as vulnerable to the influence of special interest groups as are agricultural, welfare, or health care policies. Presenting classic studies and new empirical research, the authors explain how antitrust caters to self-serving business interests at the expense of the consumer. The contributors are Peter Asch, George Bittlingmayer, Donald J. Boudreaux, Malcolm B. Coate, Louis De Alessi, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, B. Epsen Eckbo, Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., Roger L. Faith, Richard S. Higgins, William E. Kovacic, Donald R. Leavens, William F. Long, Fred S. McChesney, Mike McDonald, Stephen Parker, Richard A. Posner, Paul H. Rubin, Richard Schramm, Joseph J. Seneca, William F. Shughart II, Jon Silverman, George J. Stigler, Robert D. Tollison, Charlie M. Weir, Peggy Wier, and Bruce Yandle.

Coercing Virtue

Coercing Virtue
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Author: Robert H. Bork
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307368539
Release: 2010-07-07
Editor: Vintage Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Judge Robert H. Bork will deliver the Barbara Frum Historical Lecture at the University of Toronto in March 2002. This annual lecture “on a subject of contemporary history in historical perspective” was established in memory of Barbara Frum and will be broadcast on the CBC Radio program Ideas. In Coercing Virtue, former US solicitor general Robert H. Bork examines judicial activism and the practice of many courts as they consider and decide matters that are not committed to their authority. In his opinion, this practice infringes on the legitimate domains of the executive and legislative branches of government and constitutes a judicialization of politics and morals. Should courts be used as a vehicle of social change even if the majority view weighs against the court’s ruling? And if we allow courts to make law, especially in a country like Canada where our Supreme Court judges aren’t even elected, then what does this mean for democratic government? “The nations of the West have long been afraid of catching the “American disease” — the seizure by judges of authority properly belonging to the people and their elected representatives. Those nations are learning, perhaps too late, that this imperialism is not an American disease; it is a judicial disease, one that knows no boundaries.” — Robert H. Bork, from Coercing Virtue

Handbook of the Law of Antitrust

Handbook of the Law of Antitrust
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Author: Lawrence Anthony Sullivan
Pages: 886
ISBN: 0314324321
Release: 1977
Editor: West Group

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Slouching Towards Gomorrah

Slouching Towards Gomorrah
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Author: Robert H. Bork
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062030917
Release: 2010-11-16
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah. Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposé of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality. In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values. The alarm he sounds is more sobering than ever: we can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose modern liberalism in every arena. The will to resist, he warns, remains our only hope.

The Curse of Bigness

The Curse of Bigness
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Author: Tim Wu
Pages: 154
ISBN: 0999745468
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the man who coined the term "net neutrality" and who has made significant contributions to our understanding of antitrust policy and wireless communications, comes a call for tighter antitrust enforcement and an end to corporate bigness.

Cartels and Anti Competitive Agreements

Cartels and Anti Competitive Agreements
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Author: Sandra Marco Colino
Pages: 530
ISBN: 9781351953290
Release: 2017-03-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Antitrust is fast becoming a ’trending topic’, with over 120 countries having already adopted some form of competition legislation. This volume brings together carefully selected articles which reflect the evolution and progression of the regulation of joint conduct under competition law on both sides of the Atlantic, and which discuss principles of fundamental importance for antitrust law. The articles focus on various kinds of joint conduct between companies which might bear negative effects on competition, in particular on horizontal cartels and collusion between competitors. Attention is also paid to the debate surrounding the most adequate approach for vertical agreements, which take place between firms operating at different levels of production. Their effects on competition have traditionally been one of the most disputed issues in modern antitrust, and tend to divide the principal schools of thought that have influenced the evolution of competition policy around the world. The articles look primarily at two of the most established antitrust jurisdictions, namely the United States and the European Union. They discuss the general theoretical framework that has influenced the evolution of the law and policy; cover the most relevant practical developments; provide contrasting doctrinal views and pay particular attention to the main schools of thought that have influenced antitrust in the US and the EU; and are representative of the leading discussions in the course of antitrust history.

Antitrust Law

Antitrust Law
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Author: Richard A. Posner
Pages: 262
ISBN: UCAL:B4461074
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'A creative, informative, and highly readable narrative... The book consists of four sections dealing in turn with (1) the law and economics of antitrust policy; (2) the problem of collusion; (3) the question of exclusionary practices; and (4) the difficulties of enforcement... This is a provocative work that judiciously raises pertinent questions about our antitrust policy.'-Robert J. Steamer, Perspective

Goliath

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“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.

Lectures on Antitrust Economics

Lectures on Antitrust Economics
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Author: Michael Dennis Whinston
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0262731878
Release: 2008
Editor: MIT Press (MA)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An account of the economics behind antitrust law, discussing recent developments in the areas of price fixing, horizontal mergers, and exclusionary vertical contracts.

The Antitrust Revolution

The Antitrust Revolution
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Author: John E. Kwoka,Lawrence J. White
Pages: 468
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017083457
Release: 1994
Editor: Harpercollins College Division

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