Is Antitrust the Antidote to Big Tech?

The rise of digital platforms and explosion of corporate mergers and consolidation is profoundly changing the global competitive landscape. In the United States, there is a growing debate over the role of antitrust and competition policy in protecting competition and American consumers. What role will antitrust play going forward in a consolidating media industry? Is antitrust law the solution to the power of digital platforms? Is the current antitrust legal regime equipped for the 21st Century? Should the DOJ Antitrust Division be an enforcer or a market regulator? How did a young Iranian immigrant rise to become the chief antitrust enforcer in the Trump administration? Journalist Charles Duhigg will explore these topics and others with Makan Delrahim, head of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Festival: 2018

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