Historically, Americans have joined together across party lines to contain political corruption by containing monopolies. It’s a lesson we need to learn again. Anti-monopoly policies that de-concentrate business prevent excessive concentrations of economic power so that democracy and freedom can flourish.
The Republican line on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stresses his dispassion. A typical example comes from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who hails Kavanaugh as a judge who does “not rewrite the rules of the game” and “who call[s] balls and strikes.”
Barry C. Lynn, Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute, testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust: Outdated or a Harbor in a Sea of Doubt?”
“To rebuild an economy that works for everyone, not just the big guys, it is critical to reduce concentrated power in our markets,” U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said at the Open Markets Institute event, America’s Monopoly Moment, this past week. Watch the event here.