In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background
Yahoo News talks to Ryan Radia about the antitrust implcations in the AT&T and Timewarner merger case.
A key question in the case is whether it represents a new approach to antitrust which could chill future mergers and acquisitions.
Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington policy group, expressed concerns about a growing trend toward what some call a “hipster” antitrust approach based on the notion that big business is bad and that any concentration could be harmful.
“It’s hard to say whether this portends a different direction for antitrust,” Radia said.
“There is a chance that some in this administration want to take antitrust in a different direction, but also that a future administration could use this as precedent.”