The Dubious Rise and Inevitable Fall of Hipster Antitrust

Antitrust law has garnered significant popular attention in recent months, with increased calls to dramatically expand enforcement to combat a perceived rise in market concentration and the widespread use of unfair commercial practices by so-called “dominant” firms.  We’ve recently posted our new draft article, “Requiem for a Paradox: The Dubious Rise and Inevitable Fall of Hipster Antitrust,” which analyzes this new populist movement and its calls for fundamental changes to modern antitrust institutions, including abandoning the focus on consumer welfare as the lodestar of antitrust law and instead using antitrust to deal with various social challenges ranging from … Read more