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Neil Averitt commentary: A chat with Kevin Arquit on antitrust whistling past the graveyard

There’s a growing concern that antitrust is no longer working for the benefit of large swaths of the public, and a political reckoning is about to come due. This is the fear of Kevin Arquit, an antitrust stalwart who is urging the profession to pause a moment and think about the practical effects its principles are causing across the working-class heartland of America.

Modern antitrust is aimed at ensuring business rationality, protecting the marketplace and promoting economic efficiency. That has many desirable effects. However, Arquit believes...

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