United States v. Apple: Competition in America
In 2012 the Department of Justice accused Apple and five book publishers of conspiring to fix ebook prices. The evidence overwhelmingly showed an unadorned price-fixing conspiracy that cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet before, during, and after the trial millions of Americans sided with the defendants. Pundits on the left and right condemned the government for its decision to sue, decrying Amazon’s market share, railing against a new high-tech economy, and rallying to defend beloved authors and publishers. For many, Amazon was the one that should have been put on trial. But why? One fact went unrecognized and unreckoned with: in practice, Americans have long been ambivalent about competition.
Harvard University Press
Department of Justice (DOJ), Apple, Amazon, antitrust, competition, price-fixing
Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Business Organizations Law | Consumer Protection Law | Law
Sagers, Chris, "United States v. Apple: Competition in America" (2019). Law Faculty Books. 48.