Originally published in 1978 and reissued this month, The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself is a seminal work in antitrust law. With its publication, Judge Robert H. Bork redefined antitrust as the “consumer welfare prescription,” changed the way the courts view government’s role in private affairs, and continues to capture the controversial issue today. Thanks to Bork, economic efficiency is now central to the antitrust framework. Join CEI for a discussion of its continued relevance with Robert H. Bork, Jr., who authored the foreword of the latest edition of his father’s influential Antitrust Paradox, in conversation with CEI experts Jessica Melugin and Iain Murray.

Robert H. Bork, Jr., President, the Bork Group

Jessica Melugin, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation, CEI

Iain Murray, Vice President, CEI

Thursday, May 20, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00 pm EDT

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The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself

Robert H. Bork, Jr. is the president of Bork Publishing LLC, publisher of the recently reissued The Antitrust Paradox. He is also president of the Bork Foundation, whose mission is to promote the life, legacy, and application of the judicial philosophy of Robert H. Bork. In addition, he heads the Bork Group, an 18-year-old virtual crisis, litigation, and public affairs agency.
Bork has designed strategies for clients in many high-profile cases and policy battles. His experience includes directing the public affairs strategy in critical issues for Eli Lilly, Google, AT&T, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform, among others. He began his journalism career as a police reporter before moving to business and economics. He graduated from Carleton College with a degree in American history, and was a Herbert J. Davenport Fellow in Business and Economic Journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Jessica Melugin is Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Her research focuses on technology issues including antitrust, online privacy, Internet taxation, telecommunications, social media content, and net neutrality regulation.

Iain Murray is vice president for strategy, senior fellow, and director of the Center for Economic Freedom at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is author of the best-selling books The Socialist Temptation, The Really Inconvenient Truths, and Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You. He has written extensively on free markets and the environment, labor policy, finance, the EU, and trade.

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