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Antitrust Syllogism of the Day

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Combine: “… negotiation between competitors may facilitate the supreme evil of antitrust: collusion” (Supreme Court Justice A. Scalia, Verizon Communications, Inc. v. Law O¢ ces of Curtis V. Trinko LLP, 2004)

with: “Collusion of firms can take many forms, of which the most comprehensive is outright merger” (G. J. Stigler, “Theory of Oligopoly”, (1964) 72 Journal of Political Economy, 44)

and get → “the supreme, most comprehensive, evil of antitrust is outright merger

Or a good antitrust illusltration of the limits of legal syllogism.

Written by Nicolas Petit

9 June 2011 at 11:44 pm

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