The Role Of Antitrust Laws In An Era Of Big Banks, Pharma, And Tech

J Carlisle Larsen:

In the late 19th century, the United States implemented laws to prevent corporations from growing too large and stifling competition in the market. While these rules have been around for more than a century, Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu argues that it’s time to revisit them in order to better regulate massive companies like Amazon and Google. He joins us to talk about antitrust laws and how concentrated corporate power can lead to massive inequality, nationalism, and populism.