Judging A Book: Ginsburg Reviews 'The Curse Of Bigness'

Law360 (December 3, 2018, 5:12 PM EST) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Douglas Ginsburg Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu’s new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," begins by recounting the economic circumstances that gave rise to the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, then traces how enforcement has evolved over time. Wu’s perspective is that of a trendy “progressive” who has run for statewide office and writes for a general audience. Hence, the book lauds Louis Brandeis for linking his vision of the economy to the “very nature of democracy,” praises Theodore Roosevelt for...

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