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Ruled by Reason

The American Antitrust Institute’s Ruled by Reason podcast explores current topics in progressive antitrust with experts from enforcement, business, and academia. Ruled by Reason guests discuss and debate the benefits of competition for markets, consumers, and workers. We delve into the importance of antitrust enforcement for promoting competition in our markets and democratic values in civil society.

info_outline Default Status/De Facto Exclusion: What does a Rival Search Company Have to Say About the Google Case? 02/07/2024
info_outline Praise and Constructive Criticism: The Pro-Enforcement Community Weighs in on the Draft Merger Guidelines 11/01/2023
info_outline How Should Antitrust Tackle Antitrust’s “Duty to Deal” in the Tech Sector? A Conversation With Erik Hovenkamp, 2023 Jerry S. Cohen Award Winner for Antitrust Scholarship 08/23/2023
info_outline Unpacking the 2023 Revised Merger Guidelines: A Conversation With the U.S. Department of Justice 08/01/2023
info_outline The Cloud Technology Market: Storm of Innovation or Rainy Days for Competition? 07/17/2023
info_outline How Do We Fix the Competition Problem in Shipping? The Role for Private Actions under the Shipping Act 07/17/2023
info_outline Private Equity’s Impact on Physician Practices: Unpacking Markets, Competition, and Prices 06/21/2023
info_outline Powerful Buyers and the Grocery Supply Chain: What Does it Mean for the Independent Grocer? 04/24/2023
info_outline Airline Consolidation and Labor A View From the Cockpit 04/03/2023
info_outline Taking Stock of Merger Enforcement Under the Biden Agencies: A Conversation With Steven Salop 03/06/2023
info_outline Antitrust Reform from Within the Federal Antitrust Agencies: Navigating Institutional Dynamics in Implementing Policy Shifts 01/03/2023
info_outline Antitrust and “Agnosticism”: How Enforcers Think About Cases in Markets With Outsize Impact on Society, Human Health, and Vulnerable Groups 10/18/2022
info_outline Countervailing Power: Why It Cannot Save Local Newspapers or Competition 09/27/2022
info_outline Toxic Cocktail or Essential Device for Protecting Competition: Recent Developments in the Empirical Study of Antitrust Class Actions 08/01/2022
info_outline From Medical Licensing to Health Insurance: Major Policy Issues That Will Shape the Future of Telehealth 06/10/2022
info_outline The High Costs of Growing Corn: How Growers are Squeezed by High Input Prices That Are Set by the Fertilizer Oligopoly 05/24/2022
info_outline Litigation Funding Is Changing the Contours of Antitrust Class Actions in the U.S. and Abroad 05/04/2022
info_outline Invigorating Antitrust Enforcement: A Conversation With Carl Shapiro 03/29/2022
info_outline The State of State Antitrust Enforcement Amid a Federal Enforcement Surge 03/08/2022
info_outline How Should Antitrust Tackle Acquisitions of Nascent Competitors? A Conversation With 2020 Jerry S. Cohen Award Winner for Antitrust Scholarship, Scott Hemphill 02/14/2022
info_outline Competition in Freight Rail: Unpacking Consolidation, Concentration, and Remedies in a Critical Part of the U.S. Transportation System 02/07/2022
info_outline Efficiencies in Horizontal Mergers: 2020 Jerry S. Cohen Award Winners for Antitrust Scholarship, Nancy Rose and Jonathan Sallet, Unpack the Debate in Merger Enforcement with Guest Host Roger Noll  01/05/2022
info_outline A Conversation with Prof. Herb Hovenkamp: Competition, Consumer Welfare, and the Future of Antitrust Law 11/16/2021
info_outline A Conversation with Competition Experts William Baer and Frederic Jenny: Enforcement and Policy Issues in the International Arena 08/26/2021
info_outline Private Equity and Competition: How Private Equity Drives Consolidation and Undermines Market Stability while Flying Under the Antitrust Enforcement Radar 08/04/2021
info_outline What’s the Beef? How the Beef Packing Cartel Hurts Producers and Consumers and How Independent Cattle Producers and Processors Can Help Restore Competition and Choice 07/13/2021
info_outline Market Power and Digital Business Ecosystems: A Discussion of the Impact of Economic and Business Complexity on Competition Analysis and Remedies 07/12/2021
info_outline Class Action Issues Update: The Latest Developments and Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond 02/08/2021
info_outline Antitrust Litigation in the Age of Big Data: How New Technology is Harnessed to Enforce the Antitrust Laws and Return Money to Victims 02/01/2021
info_outline Antitrust and Diversity in the Plaintiffs’ Bar: A Conversation With Two Leading Private Enforcers 11/03/2020