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Who Should Trust-Bust? Hippocrates, Not Hipsters

BY | April 18, 2018

The Hipster Antitrust movement asks competition authorities to “Move Fast and Break Things.” Hipsters want direct intervention – breaking up bigness, diluting concentration and capping prices – to aid small…

The Hipster Antitrust movement asks competition authorities to “Move Fast and Break Things.” Hipsters want direct intervention – breaking up bigness, diluting concentration and capping prices – to aid small business, consumer choice and fairness. These interventions would condemn the innocent, distort dynamic markets and reduce consumer incentives to engage actively. To ensure hipsters do no harm, authorities should engage by increasing their evidence base regarding, for example, trust i

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