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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Chapter 7 was the most useful to me. Bork argues that the original intent of antitrust laws as well as economic borl makes consumer welfare and the protection of competition, rather than competitors, the only goals of antitrust law. Farid Nasution rated it really liked it Sep 15, By now, other wise writers have an exposed and thoroughly discredited the tragic unpragmatism of Robert Bork’s formalist legal theory.

To ask other readers questions about Antitrust Paradoxplease sign up. David rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Throughout the first part of the book he deftly reveals the stupidity and dissemblance that pervades much of the Supreme Court’s early jurisprudence in Antitrust law.

Bork had more success as an antitrust scholar, where his once-idiosyncratic view that antitrust law should focus on maximizing consumer welfare has come to dominate American legal thinking on the subject.

I think ultimately it needed to goal slower. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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In doing so, he unfolds an economic analysis of antirtust law that transformed one of the most controversial and baffling areas of law ever antitryst by human civilization, and in witnessing it the open-minded reader cannot avoid being edified and improved by it.

No eBook available Amazon. Many scholars, however, have shown that Congress had several motives for the adoption of the Sherman Act, tge none of which was “consumer welfare.

Retrieved from ” https: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Miguel Sotomayor rated it really liked it Sep 12, All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Bork argues that Congress enacted the Sherman Act as a “consumer welfare prescription.

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Tsvetelin Tsonevski rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Eric Zepp rated it it was ok Dec 08, Jan 02, Kate Mereand-Sinha rated it did not like it. And leaving aside the theoretical expressions and implications of Parasox many writings, this work is magnificent in the glimpse it provides into the mind of masterful legal thinker.

The book was cited by over a hundred courts. The Antitrust Paradox second edition.

But there’s a lot of information here and the position antitrusf laid out very strong. Petersburg Thrift Toil Tullock Value. Leif rated it really liked it Nov 04, It is claimed that the work is the most cited book on antitrust. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Matthew rated it really liked it May 16, One of the key criticisms focuses on Bork’s use of the term “consumer welfare,” which became the stated goal of American antitrust law. Chris rated it liked it Nov 05, Cecile Lindell rated it it was amazing Jun 09, All in all though, I guess I’ll look elsewhere for a good book to provide insight into the DOJ publishing lawsuit.


A second edition, updated to reflect substantial changes in the law, was published in Preview — Antitrust Paradox by Robert H. Mar 10, Julie rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bork sees antitrust law as a microcosm which reflects the larger movements of our society, such as the tension between liberty and equality.

The book’s biggest substantive amtitrust is that there’s a circular-ish assumption that relates to a series of assumptions: Feb 29, Thom rated it liked it Recommends it for: Account Options Sign in. This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Lists with This Book. GTE SylvaniaU. Feb 07, Connor Sullivan rated it did not like it. Return to Book Page. There’s a weird law-scholar-tic that he cites a lot of people by name because it’s important to cite. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.