The desire of both conservatives and liberals to use antitrust to resolve a slew of political issues with big tech displays a profound misunderstanding of what antitrust regulation is, its role in protecting consumer welfare, and guaranteeing a competitive market.

This podcast episode explores these issues with Joshua Wright, law professor at George Mason University, executive director of the Global Antitrust Institute, and former FTC Commissioner. He also recently co-authored, along with Jan Rybnicek, the National Affairs article, “A Time for Choosing: The Conservative Case Against Weaponizing Antitrust.”