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Pop Antitrust

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A few years ago we presented you with a selection of the best antitrust-related videos (see here, here and here) and comics (see here and here).

All those were made by, and mainly for, experts. But since then antitrust has made inroads as an element of popular culture (now there’s even hipster antitrust!) . Think about it, today:

-Messages are conveyed via comics (see here; source: Pablo’s favorite site:; you probably think I am kidding…)

-Competition Commissioners deliver TED-Talks (read Commissioner Vestager’s talk here);

-And antitrust is even the subject of US late night shows (watch John Oliver’s latest show here);

On second thought, however, antitrust has always had some role in popular culture. Don’t believe me? Well, check out this report “Antitrust in Pop Culture, A Guide for Antitrust Gurus” (by the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies) discussing how antitrust has featured in movies, theater, television, music, books, cartoons, and more. If you have additional suggestions to include in that list, please feel free to comment on this post; we can then send a compilation of suggestions to Spencer Webber Waller



Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

26 September 2017 at 5:53 pm

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