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The Importance of Antitrust

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ClassGraphic One of the most important discussions of our time concerns how the giant American technology powers (Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft) need to be controlled for the good of our democracy. Laws and regulations are cited as the tools Teddy Roosevelt used to effectively turn the robber barons’ excesses of the first Gilded Age into the golden age of the mid-20th century American economy. Can 19th century ideas work in the 21st century? Our study group will read Amy Klobuchar’s Antitrust:  Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2021) as a catalyst for our discussions. Additional sources from Bhu Srinivasan and others may be used to supplement our discussions. We will have fun as we read Klobuchar’s deeply researched and comprehensive arguments for action against Big Tech.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Phyllis Handelman2.Gary K. Benz 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Gary K. Benz  ; Phyllis Handelman 
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