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Antitrust and the political center

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A few weeks ago I published a post called “Antitrust and political imbecility“. The raw ideas in it had been in my mind for a while, but conscious that I would likely not take the time to refine them, I chose to publish them on this blog with the hope that they would benefit from public discussion. I wasn’t particularly proud of this post, but Lindsay Mcsweeney (Competition Policy International) thought it was original and asked me to develop it for a special issue of CPI’s Antitrust Chronicle to be published right after Christmas. I accepted thinking that it would only take a few hours of my holidays; little did I know that I would break my arm and go through some pains to finish it! (btw, I’m back on track as of today). In any event, and thanks to Lindays’s pressure encouragement,  it’s done.

Those interested in reading my take on why antitrust law can be regarded as sensible centrist economic policy can do so here. Non-CPI suscribers can read it here (courtersy of CPI): Antitrust and the political center-

Any critical feedback would be most welcome!

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

31 January 2013 at 1:47 am

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  1. […] affected by movable or fashionable political considerations, which is a good thing; by the way, I developed those ideas here). All this has turned competition law into an ever-evolving distillation of common-sense principles […]


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