140 Years of Antitrust: Are Brandeisian Pro-Competition and Anti-Monopoly Sentiments Coming Back Into the Political Discourse?

The first installment in a four-part series about the history of antitrust language in American political discourse: politicians from the Right and the Left are trying to bring back focus to the role of antitrust, bigness and concentration in the U.S. economy. A close analysis of the language in both parties’ platforms over the past 140 years by ProMarket may suggest that it’s long overdue.  

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Campaign Financing Capture Index: 37.8 Percent of Clinton’s Donations Come From the Top 0.1 Percent of Her Donors

30.7 percent of Clinton’s contributions came from donors who contributed more than $100,000. Clinton’s main super PAC raised $8.08 million in July–nearly all of it from donors who gave more than $100,000. A distribution analysis of the candidates’ donor pools shows that the top 0.1 percent of Clinton’s donors account for nearly 38 percent of her total campaign contributions.   

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