The Obama Trials

Preface

09 November 2017

After eight years of relatively inactive antitrust enforcement under President George W Bush, then Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, promised that the federal agencies’ policing of the economy would change under his leadership. But four years into Obama’s presidency, the external signs of that progress were scant. There simply weren’t many cases, critics said, and that narrative of permissive antitrust oversight stuck.