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A (kinda tricky) quizz

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If we asked you what was the first antitrust legislation ever in force in part of the territory of what is now the United States you would probably respond that it was the Sherman Act.

This answers is wrong.

What then was the first antitrust law ever in force in America??

We can give you two hints: (i) it was drafted in the 13th century; (ii) the person who promoted its drafting is one of the 23 lawmakers depicted in the marble bas-reliefs of the House of Representatives chamber of the United States Capitol.

Our quizz will be open for 24 hours. You can submit your answers either as comments to this post (they won´t be made public until tomorrow) or via email to (I anticipate that I won´t be able to reply; actually, the reason why we´re posting a quizz is because these are busy -and fun- times at work).

Those who get the answer right are entitled to a free beer.

P.S. Since, as you know, “free” products are rarely ever free, the beer will be paid by Nicolas, who doesn´t yet know about it 😉

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

25 January 2012 at 4:48 pm