Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. She has written two books and dozens of articles on the intersection of private law and the law of democracy. Her latest book is Break 'Em Up. Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money (2020). Her anti-corruption research has been cited in state and federal courts as well as in the Supreme Court. She is affiliated with the American Economic Liberties Project (AELP).

Why Congress Must Take on Big Tech Monopolies

Congress must overturn bad Supreme Court precedent and reassert Congressional supremacy over the Supreme Court in antitrust policy. It should legislate break-ups and...

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The Challenges to (Re)forming a Platform Economy for the People

Measured antitrust enforcement and a more comprehensive regulatory regime can ensure that we continue to benefit from digital markets. In attempting to...

Spectrum Auctions: There Is Elegance in the Mundane

As a student, Booth School Professor Anthony Lee Zhang was puzzled that Paul Milgrom chose to spend so much of his time...

Antitrust as Economic Stimulus

By attacking power imbalances, competition policy can steer income to workers and independent merchants who are more inclined to spend than monopoly...

The Monopolists and the Pandemic: What Covid-19 Teaches Us About Concentrated Power

In the preface of his new book Liberty from All Masters: The New American Autocracy vs. the Will of the People, Barry...

Bethany McLean’s Weekend Reading List: Insider Trading, Central Banking, and the Fall of the CDC

Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean. 

“Amazon Is Getting Richer by the Moment —But There’s a Limit to How Many People Jeff Bezos Can Buy”

In an interview with ProMarket, Barry Lynn discusses the current state of American antimonopoly, what the Covid-19 crisis has taught us about...

Politics, Inconsistent Economic Policies, Destructive Dissatisfaction: The Roots of Hong Kong’s Malaise

In 2019, proposed amendments to the Extradition Bill triggered social unrest that has lasted for more than a year. Moving forward, Hong...