Promoting Competition: Klobuchar's Call to Rethink the Antitrust Law Paradox

(Fall 2021)

10 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2021

See all articles by Katherine C. Pearson

Katherine C. Pearson

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law

Date Written: November 4, 2021

Abstract

Antitrust Law is receiving renewed interest as individuals and businesses are feeling the negative impact of megacompanies that are now exercising their power to control access and prices in commerce, with the potential to sacrifice accountability, quality and safety. United States Senator Amy Klobuchar undertakes a substantial reconsideration of proper roles for enforcement of existing antitrust laws and deeper consideration of the need for pro-competition policies and new consumer protections in her 2021 treatise, Antitrust :Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age. Professor Katherine Pearson, Dickinson Law, Pennsylvania State University, reviews Klobuchar's treatise from her own elder law research perspective, reflecting concern about the impact of contracting markets for health care and long-term care.

Keywords: antitrust, consumer protection, health care, long-term care

JEL Classification: k20, k12

Suggested Citation

Pearson, Katherine, Promoting Competition: Klobuchar's Call to Rethink the Antitrust Law Paradox (November 4, 2021). (Fall 2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3956684

Katherine Pearson (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law ( email )

150 S College St
Carlisle, PA 17013
United States

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