Can Antitrust Enforcement Be A Tool For Racial Equity?
Law360 (March 30, 2021, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A growing chorus of proponents for more aggressive enforcement wants antitrust to be used as a tool to combat racial inequality — which they claim is consistent with the U.S. antitrust laws' origins.
Rising corporate power has increased wealth inequality, they contend, which has tended to affect communities of color disproportionately and exacerbate systemic racism. Among the most prominent voices is then-Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter, who last September sparked a conversation about whether and how antitrust enforcement can and should be anti-racist.
While Slaughter's tweets have provoked some backlash, President Joe Biden's recent appointment of her as acting Federal Trade...
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