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Alliance on Antitrust

About the Alliance on Antitrust

The Alliance on Antitrustwas established to address the increasing calls to move away from the consumer welfare standard and to use antitrust as a political tool. We believe that weaponizing antitrust for broader socioeconomic purposes would fundamentally alter the primary goal of antitrust law, upend more than a century of legal and economic learning and progress, and undermine the rule of law. 

Antitrust law does not exist in a historical vacuum. The need to bring coherency to antitrust law through a neutral underlying principle is precisely what led to the consumer welfare standard. It is critical to understand how we got to where we are today, and to distinguish between the proper and improper uses of these laws. The Alliance on Antitrust seeks to foster a greater understanding of the issues and arguments at the core of the antitrust debate.

Visit the Alliance on Antitrust website here.

Additional resources:

  1. Antitrust Populism and the Rule of Law (VIDEO)
  2. A Modern Antitrust Paradox? The Consumer Welfare Standard and Recent Proposals (VIDEO)

Orange County Register: Luddite lawmakers villainize ‘Big Tech’ for no good reason

Washington, D.C. has caught a fever, and no, it’s not (just) COVID-19. Lawmakers have been whipped up into an antitrust frenzy, with yet another hearing targeting “Big Tech” slated for July 29. The Verge editor Casey Newton predicts that this, “tech antitrust hearing is shaping up to be one for the ages,” and the “outcome could be legislation that seeks to rein in the market power of these giants.”