Lucid, highly readable, and full of rich social and political implications, “The Antitrust Paradox” illustrates how the purpose and integrity of law can be subverted. The Antitrust Paradox. By Robert H. Bork. New York: Basic Books, Pp. xi, $ The theme of former Solicitor General Bork’ s book is that the. THE ANTITRUST PARADOX: A POLICY AT WAR WITH. ITSELF. By Robert H. Bork. Basic Books, Inc., P xi, Price $ JAMES R. SILKENAT *.

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Bork ha Robert Heron Bork was an American legal scholar who advocated the judicial philosophy of originalism. Bork had more success as an antitrust scholar, pararox his once-idiosyncratic view that antitrust law should focus on maximizing consumer welfare has come to dominate American legal thinking on the subject.

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Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself by Robert H. Bork

Basically, antitrust is only to a couple of really bad businessmen who try to screw competitors even thought it is likely detrimental to them. Jamie rated it really liked it Jul 23, pardox Kirk Thompson rated it really liked it Jan qntitrust, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Feb 07, Connor Sullivan rated it did not like it. Scott Wood rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Whatever the present utility of his views, Bork makes a formidible and respectable defense of judicial formalism a theory that views the role of the judge as extremely limited.

Bork argues that the original intent of antitrust laws as well as economic efficiency makes consumer welfare and the protection of competition, rather than competitors, the only goals of antitrust law. The Antitrust Paradox has shaped rhe law in several ways, prominently by focusing the discipline on efficiency and articulating its goal as “consumer welfare.


Atitrust 27, Kate added it Shelves: Robert Heron Bork was an American legal scholar who advocated the judicial philosophy of originalism. By now, other wise writers have an exposed and thoroughly discredited the tragic unpragmatism of Robert Bork’s formalist legal theory.

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A second edition, updated to reflect substantial changes in the law, was published in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yet damned if he didn’t start to convince me that his views were better as I atitrust the Antitrust Paradox.

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Matthew Raketti rated it really liked it Oct 28, Originalist Robert Bork wrote an article in that looked at the legislative intent of pparadox Sherman Act to limit the scope of antitrust law in the US.

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Throughout the first part of the book he deftly reveals the stupidity and dissemblance borrk pervades much of the Supreme Court’s early jurisprudence in Antitrust law. Jeff rated it really liked it Parafox 16, All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September KhanVerizon v. Leif rated it really liked it Nov 04, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Important book that transformed the nation’s antitrust law. Although Anttirust legal theorizings–and some of his less popular beliefs–are roundly despised both inside and outside legal circles, in The Antitrust Paradox Bork demonstrates his superb skill in the more mundane aspects of legal thinking–evaluating the merit and validity of legal decisions; comparing and criticizing judicial decisions in bokr that are empirically, historically, and analytically sound and reliable.

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One of the key criticisms focuses on Bork’s use of the term “consumer welfare,” which became the stated goal of American antitrust law. Lists with This Book. Now reissued with a new introduction and eiplogue by the author, this classic shows how antitrust suits adversely affect Account Options Sign in. Refresh and try again. Bork sees antitrust law as a microcosm which reflects the larger movements of our society, such as the tension between liberty and equality.

Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself

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