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Law and Economic Policy in America : Evolution of the Sherman Antitrust Act - William Letwin

Law and Economic Policy in America

Evolution of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Paperback Published: 1st January 1956
ISBN: 9780226473536
Number Of Pages: 316

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William Letwin's thorough, carefully argued, and elegantly written work is the only book length study of the Sherman Antitrust Act, a law designed to shape the economic life of a large complex society through maintaining the "correct" level of competition in the economy. This is a superb history and complete analysis of the Act, from its English and American common law antecedents to the events that led to the first revisions of the Act in the form of the Clayton Antitrust and Federal Trade Commission Acts.

Introduction: Hazards of Economic Policy and of Law Complexities of Economic Policy Intricacies of Legal Processes History of the Sherman Act
Legal Foundations of the Sherman Act English Common Law on: Monopolies Forestalling, Engrossing, and Regrating Contracts in Restraint of Trade Combinations in Restraint of Trade
Passing the Sherman Act, 1888-1890
American Public Opinion on Monopolies Expert Opinion on the Trust Problem Economists Lawyers Legislative History of the Act Law and Policy in the Act
Administering the Sherman Act, 1890-1901
Administrative Difficulties Facing the Attorney General Enforcement
During President Harrison's Administration
The Program of Richard Olney Olney's attitude toward the Act The Sugar Trust test
The Pullman strike Olney's policy after the Pullman strike
The Policy of Attorney General Harmon Disuse of the Act Under President McKinley
Interpreting the Sherman Act, 1890-1899
The Common-Law Doctrine of Early Cases Jackson's opinion in the Greene case Further opportunities of Jackson's rationale
The Trans-Missouri case
The Broader Interpretation of the Act in the Labor Union Cases
The first labor antitrust case
The Pullman strike litigation Jurisdictional Problems and the Knight case Literal Interpretation vs. the Rule of Reason
The Trans-Missouri Decision Peckham's opinion White's dissent
The Common Law Reconsidered: Taft's Addyston Pipe Decision
The Rule of Competition
The Sherman Act Reaches Maturity, 1901-1904
Formation of the Northern Securities Company President Roosevelt's Antitrust Policy Attorney General Knox's Strategy in the Northern Securities Case Judicial Reasoning in the Northern Securities Case Opinion of the circuit court Harlan's opinion for the Supreme Court Brewer's concurring opinion Homes's dissent
Reforming the Sherman Act, 1905-1914
First Steps Toward a Regulatory System
The bureau of corporations President Roosevelt's policy
The Hepburn bill, 1908 President Taft's policy
The Standard Oil Decision White's rule of reason The reception of White's opinion
The New Laws President Wilson's policy
The Clayton Act
The Federal Trade Commission Act
Appendix: Text of the Sherman Act
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ISBN: 9780226473536
ISBN-10: 0226473538
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st January 1956
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition