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
Date Written: November 2, 2017
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
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