Ep. 32 Why Antitrust Is the Problem, Not the Solution

23 April 2016     |     Tom Woods     |     10

Krugman is now blaming poor economic times (but hasn’t he been trying to tell us things are much better than the stupid right-wingers say?) on a lack of competition. Lax antitrust enforcement is the problem! Sure it is. In fact, antitrust itself is the problem, as we show in this week’s episode.

Krugman Column

Robber Baron Recessions” (April 18, 2016)

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Contra Columns

The Antitrust Economists’ Paradox,” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo (PDF)
‘Regime Uncertainty’: Why the Great Depression Lasted So Long and Why Prosperity Resumed After the War,” by Robert Higgs (PDF)

Article Mentioned

The Misplaced Fear of “Monopoly”,” by Thomas E. Woods

Books Mentioned

The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America, by Burton Folsom
Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure, by Dominick Armentano

Event Mentioned

Mises Circle in Seattle, May 21, 2016

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