Chicago School Professor Fights ‘Chicago School’ Beliefs That Abet Big Tech

“The University of Chicago is the intellectual birthplace of the consensus in antitrust thinking over the last four decades — that monopoly law should place consumer interests, usually in the form of lower prices, above the concerns of smaller business rivals.”

"This hands-off ideology has helped Big Tech amass market power and gobble up potential competitors for years without facing significant antitrust scrutiny. It is so closely associated with the school that the thinking is widely known as “the Chicago School of antitrust.”

"But amid growing concerns about the unchecked power of today’s tech giants, economists and legal scholars are questioning whether the Chicago School still makes sense. Even the university’s own faculty is starting to publicly challenge the ideology. "