Competing Antitrust Ideologies

Over at Liberty Fund’s EconLog, Pierre Lemieux has a thoughtful post on antitrust and ideology:

That antitrust legislation was a product of the first populist era (the end of the 19th century) and the succeeding progressive era (the beginning of the 20th) should raise a red flag.

A more general question can be asked: Isn’t as blindly ideological to claim that the market is nearly always efficient as it would be to claim that government intervention is nearly always efficient? This is a valid question, but I would argue the negative.

Read the whole thing.

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