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Sep 15, 1981

Competition, Monopoly, and Antitrust

Dominick Armentano is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hartford. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Connecticut and specializes in antitrust studies and economic history. His books include Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure (1990), Antitrust: The Case for Repeal (2007), and The Political Economy of William Graham Sumner (1966).

In this lecture from a Council for a Competitive Economy seminar in 1981, Armentano makes the case that a competitive economy doesn’t need antitrust laws to function well. He approaches this thesis from moral, theoretical, and practical perspectives, gives a short history of antitrust law cases, and takes questions from the audience.