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Volume 23  Number 3  •  Winter 2019
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Hunting the Big Five
Twenty-First Century Antitrust in Historical Perspective
By Richard N. Langlois
This article appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of The Independent Review

Antitrust advocates have set their sights on five leading information-technology companies—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Although the would-be trustbusters profess disdain for the Chicago School, which had long recommended against antitrust actions except in rare cases of actual consumer harm, they unwittingly advocate some of the school’s worst traits while manifesting few of its many virtues.

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