An Antitrust Allegory, Episode II: The Section 2 Trap

Savannah Law Review, Volume 4, Number 1, 2017

24 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2017 Last revised: 30 Mar 2018

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Darren Bush

University of Houston Law Center

Date Written: November 2, 2017

Abstract

This article is an allegory. The year is 2030, with the Supreme Court taking up an all-too familiar present-day antitrust problem of a dominant firm on one side and a cartel on the other. Using precedent from present day, the future Supreme Court deftly rules that Goliath beats David and his gang of giant-slayers. The antitrust moral of the story: The only hope for David is to become just like Goliath through merger.

Keywords: antitrust, industrial organization, monopoly, Sherman Act, cartels, satire

JEL Classification: K21, L4, L41

Suggested Citation

Bush, Darren, An Antitrust Allegory, Episode II: The Section 2 Trap (November 2, 2017). Savannah Law Review, Volume 4, Number 1, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3064427

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