WASHINGTON – An overemphasis on efficiencies and mergers by U.S. antitrust enforcement officials has meant competition policy in the States has swung too far right, according to Diana L. Moss, PhD, president of the progressive competition advocacy group, the American Antitrust Institute.
“The problem is not with the law, but with how the law is enforced,” Dr. Moss told PaRR at this year’s annual ABA Spring Antitrust Meeting. In this interview, she details work her organization is doing to agitate against exemptions and encourage increased competition enforcement in the U.S. so that the pendulum “swings to the middle”.
Some of the ways the AAI is advocating for a more moderate approach to competition law includes writing papers, agitating against exemptions, appealing to the agencies for more rigorous review of cost/benefit analyses in immunity, and to impress upon officials that rather than wait until something is “too big to fix…sometimes the best remedy is to block the merger.”
by Whitney McKnight