Trust busting 2.0: The Tipline for 29 January 2019

President William McKinley was born 176 years ago today in Ohio. His administration was known for its lax antitrust enforcement, so perhaps the 25th president’s biggest contribution to competition was sharing a ticket with “trustbuster” Theodore Roosevelt. After McKinley was assassinated in 1901, the Roosevelt administration brought 43 antitrust cases against defendants such as Standard Oil, American Tobacco and DuPont. The new head of the House antitrust subcommittee, David Cicilline, has embraced the image of Roosevelt as a trustbuster and today we’ll be following remarks by him, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Makan Delrahim at the State of the Net conference.

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