5.4 — Antitrust III: The Hipsters — Class Content

Meeting Date

Thursday, April 27, 2023


Today we finish our examination of antitrust by looking at the latest debates in antitrust theory and practice, specifically the rise of the “Neo-Brandeisians” or (more pejoratively) “Hipster antitrust.” Much of the current discourse about potentially changing antitrust theory and practice revolve around platforms, or “two-sided markets” and the rise of big tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook/Meta. Several antitrust cases are outstanding against these firms, and there are political debates and proposed legislation regarding fundamental changes to antitrust law and enforcement.


On Specific Antitrust Cases/History


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I suggest printing the slides beforehand and using them to take additional notes in class (not everything is in the slides)!


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