The Democrats' 'Better Deal' Is Neither Better Nor a Deal

6 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2017 Last revised: 23 Dec 2017

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Daniel A. Crane

University of Michigan Law School

Thibault Schrepel

Harvard University (Berkman Center); Utrecht University School of Law; University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Date Written: November 6, 2017


In July 2017, U.S. Congressional Democratic leadership released a policy plank entitled “Better Deal” in which they proposed a radical reinvention of antitrust law. As a partisan blueprint for a populist political agenda, the Better Deal may have some appeal, but most of its ideas are either ill-conceived or poorly structured.

Keywords: antitrust, merger, better deal

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Crane, Daniel A. and Schrepel, Thibault, The Democrats' 'Better Deal' Is Neither Better Nor a Deal (November 6, 2017). New York University Journal of Law and Business, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

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