• Paul Tucker


June 27, 2022, Opinion: "The recently uncovered memo by George Stigler and Richard Posner to president-elect Ronald Reagan is more akin to a piece of political punditry than a careful policy note weighing the pros and cons of transforming antitrust policy, or asking what might plausibly go wrong. It takes swipes at all sorts of things, including the burden of paperwork (most surely an issue, but a separate one), and also privately brought antitrust cases, which is amusing given Chicago’s celebration of private tort cases. But the bigger point, I suggest, concerns the values of a constitutional democracy or, as the memo’s authors might have termed it, a democratic republic."

HKS M-RCBG Research Fellow - Paul Tucker