by Bill Peacock, Josiah Neeley
Texas Public Policy Foundation
January 18, 2013
States have an important role to play in antitrust enforcement. But state attorneys general should be mindful that the regulation of interstate commerce is primarily a federal concern. They should be vigilant against the temptation to protect local interests from legitimate competition. And by the same token they should work to protect their residents from anticompetitive conduct by the governments of other states. Courts and enforcement agencies should also continue their modern revision of the antitrust law in keeping with the insights of law and economics. By helping to create a more even playing field with less government intrusion, the recommendations highlighted in this article will provide Texans and all Americans with greater opportunity and prosperity through increased protections of private property and a growing, thriving U.S. economy.

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