Big Tech and antitrust: Assessing the House Judiciary Committee staff report

America’s historical approach to antitrust has promoted economic competition for the consumer’s benefit. Decades of scholarship and careful legal practice created this approach and formulated rigorous analytical tools to support it, enabling a vibrant, dynamic, and market-oriented economy.

Recently, a new movement has arisen that seeks to undo this approach and replace it with policies that allow antitrust enforcers latitude to take action for any number of reasons. This movement’s philosophies dominate the House Judiciary Committee staff proposals — the most recent of which endorses significant regulatory measures against Big Tech.

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