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#135 Is Equality a Value of Competition Law? A Conversation with Professor Eleanor Fox

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Release Date: 10/04/2021

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Extreme inequality of wealth and income has been identified as a societal failure and a threat to democracy all over the world. Is competition law the cause or the cure for that inequality? In this episode, we talk with Professor Eleanor Fox of New York University School of Law about her research into the deep connections between wealth and income inequality and competition law in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Listen to this episode to learn about these connections and the case for including an "equality value" in antitrust analysis.

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Abstract: Antitrust and Inequality: The History of (In)equality in Competition Law and Its Guide to the Future, by Eleanor M. Fox and Philipp Bazenov

W.L. Esquire (1977), a novel by Eleanor M. Fox

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Alicia Downey, Downey Law LLC and John Roberti, Allen & Overy LLP