The New Brandeis Movement Has Its Moment

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen & Alexander Sammon

“In 2017, at the end of the first annual conference put on at the University of Chicago about monopolies and economic concentration, a handful of attendees sat at a lone table in the back of the room. They were the backbone of what came to be known as the ‘New Brandeis movement,’ a collection of think tankers, lawyers, academics, and analysts who wanted to restore the anti-monopoly tradition to America, and begin to reverse the mindset that they believed had led to a narrowing consolidation across the majority of the nation’s industries. At the time, they were out of power, and trying to figure out how to build their movement, from a small group of intellectuals battling within the entrenched antitrust establishment to the upper echelons of policymaking.” (07/21/21)