Here’s why algorithms are not (really) a thing

You have probably noticed that algorithms are the new black in the antitrust world.

As I pointed out last year, writing about “big data” was fashionable in 2015 and 2016, but things have changed, algorithms are now KINGS. But here lies actually a doctrinal cheese soufflé (a great French reference, I had to) that focus much attention on a subject that probably does not deserve so much.

Let me first recall what Frank H. Easterbrook famously wrote in its Cyberspace and the Law of the Horse (1996):

When he was dean of this law school, Gerhard Casper was proud that the University of Chicago

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