Friday, May 26, 2006 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Sensenbrenner Bill and Antitrust

Congressman Sensenbrenner's bill amending the Clayton Act to impose net neutrality obligations is a travesty in many respects. Importantly, it departs from the very important principle that antitrust law apply generally across the economy, and not be applied in special ways with special rules to specific industries. James Gattuso captures the Congressman's confused intellectual defense of his bill quite well.

More important than this, everyone knows that only baseball should receive special treatment under the antitrust laws. Polluting this hallowed principle special antitrust consideration is nearly unforgivable. As payback, someone should amend the bill to repeal the basebal exemption, but only as to Sensenbrenner's home-state Brewers.

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:04 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy , Internet , Net Neutrality , Sports