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Robert Bork Was the Judicial Activist He Warned Us About

His re-interpretation of predatory pricing and antitrust laws set the stage for a generation of harmful mergers.
Jonathan Tepper December 5, 2019

Beware Big Tech’s Embrace of Regulation

Major players worried about upstarts displacing them are hurrying to cement their market dominance.
Aaron Ginn November 25, 2019

Gougers ‘R’ Us: How Private Equity is Gobbling Up Medical Care

This is where you get all those surprise bills (and lower quality care)—whether it be for ambulance rides, ER visits or funerals.
Jonathan Tepper November 13, 2019

A Rebirth of Indie Pharmacies Could Cure Rural Ills

They are still rare, but an oasis for patients horribly neglected by the government-coddled Rx chains.

America Was Born Fighting Monopolies

So why should Big Tech, with it's army of lobbyists, exclusionary practices and consumer exploitation avoid reckoning?

Fleeced by the Telecoms and Your State is Blessing It

You may live in a place where the monopolies' lobbyists have more authority than your local government.
Christopher Mitchell October 21, 2019

Is the NCAA’s Abusive Wage Cartel Finally Going Down?

College athletes can't earn a dime while they deliver millions to their schools. It's called a monopsony, and it's cracking.
Hal Singer October 4, 2019

Breaking Up Facebook? This is Getting Real

The Silicon Valley sweetheart may not be able to lobby or spin his way out of this one.
Jonathan Tepper October 1, 2019

Big Beer’s Illusory Appeal

If the duopoly of the brewing and distribution titans didn't exist, wouldn't most people drink craft beer?
Jonathan Tepper September 13, 2019

Is Big Necessarily Bad?

Antitrust cannot be used as a cudgel based on size. There are other ways of whacking at corporate excess.
Marshall Auerback August 19, 2019