America-First Antitrust

By Eleanor M. Fox and Harry First –

What is America-First antitrust? America First means nationalism,which of course extends beyond America. Nationalism is the watchword of Brexit and of any number of political parties in
Europe that might soon come to power. “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.” So spoke Donald J. Trump in his inaugural address as President of the United States. The new Administration appears to embrace these nationalistic trends, while at the same time criticizing what it sees as nationalistic policies of our trading partners, particularly China, but Japan and Korea as well. This article puts forward possible ways in which America-First antitrust could play out in the years to come.

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