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Analysis
Jonathan Sallet
November 14, 2018

Brandeis opposed the trusts because he thought they were bad for individual opportunity and bad for democracy. And he thought Congress is the fulcrum of action because Congress is the political institution that Brandeis believed can – and should – consider broad social and economic issues in shaping the content of antitrust, not antitrust enforcers and not the courts. To me, a critical lesson from Brandeis describes the broad role of legislatures as contrasted to the focused task of antitrust enforcement.

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Michael Copps
November 13, 2018

 
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Gigi Sohn
November 9, 2018

Benton believes that communications policy—rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity—has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities to bridge our divides.

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