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Why the Antitrust Revolution is Likely To Last

Date: 7 Sep 2023 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight against monopoly power. But is it durable? Can the political and policy momentum in antitrust last beyond its current leaders at our enforcement agencies? Stacy Mitchell writes in the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement about three signs that suggest this antimonopoly momentum is resilient: the ideology of consumer welfare has lost its hold; antimonopoly has a growing base of grassroots support; and our antitrust statutes are drawing a wide audience of lawmakers, advocates, journalists, and citizens.

Stacy’s article, which details the broad changes in American thought and politics that have brought us to this extraordinary moment, is part of a series of two dozen essays on the state of the U.S. revolution in antitrust, including articles by Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commissioner, and Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.

Read Stacy’s article, “Common Sense Returns to Antitrust.” 

Read the full issue here.

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Susan Holmberg is Senior Editor and Researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Independent Business Initiative. She writes on corporate power and inequality and has been published in the New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, The Nation, and Democracy Journal.

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which produces research and designs policy to counter concentrated corporate power and strengthen local economies.