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Antitrust

Cleveland State University

2004

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Antitrust Immunity And Standard Setting Organizations: A Case Study In The Public-Private Distinction, Christopher L. Sagers Jan 2004

Antitrust Immunity And Standard Setting Organizations: A Case Study In The Public-Private Distinction, Christopher L. Sagers

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This paper uses an ongoing issue of local legal doctrine as a case study to provide insights into a problem of larger political philosophy: the problem whether the difference between "public" and "private" should be made to matter and, indeed, whether there is a difference at all. The case study is as follows: In our system, state governments are free to fashion their own trade policies in virtually any manner they choose. During the past century there has evolved a complex range of relationships between government and the businesses regulated by those policies, the result often being that businesses themselves ...