History of Capitalism: Antimonopoly in the Past and Present

january 2019

17jan6:00 pm7:00 pmHistory of Capitalism: Antimonopoly in the Past and PresentPublic conversation between experts who will explore the concept of antimonopoly from a historical and a contemporary perspective

Event Details

In the late 19th century, many Americans thought that the government should do something about the unchecked power of industrial corporations. Congress passed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, which makes “restraints of trade” illegal and aspired to break up trusts that undermined the public interest. But the statute was vague in defining these principles. What exactly is a “restraint of trade,” and how do you find it? Anti-trust has been around for more than a century in the United States, and yet each generation seems to reinvent what it means and how its principles are applied. Join us for this public conversation between experts in the field, who will explore the concept of antimonopoly from a historical and a contemporary perspective.

Panelists: Richard John, Columbia University; Victoria Woeste, American Bar Foundation; Matt Stoller, Open Markets Institute

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Location

Pugh Hall, University of Florida

220 Pugh Hall

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