Accommodating Competition: Harmonizing National Economic Commitments
25 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2019 Last revised: 29 Mar 2019
Date Written: January 20, 2019
This article shows how the norm supporting governmental action to protect and foster competitive markets was harmonized with economic rights to contract and property during the 19th century, and with the development of the social safety net during the 20th century. It explains why the Constitution, as understood today, does not check the erosion of the entrenched but threatened national commitment to assuring competitive markets.
Keywords: antitrust, constitutional law
JEL Classification: K21
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