Accommodating Competition: Harmonizing National Economic Commitments

24 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2019

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Jonathan B. Baker

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: January 20, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Baker, Jonathan B., Accommodating Competition: Harmonizing National Economic Commitments (January 20, 2019). William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3319479

Jonathan B. Baker (Contact Author)

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