Program Description: “Competition” is a fact of life and a foundational idea for much of modern science, from biology to economics to political science. In its most elementary sense, it means rivalry with respect to scarce resources—territory, sexual partners, private goods, voters, political power, football championships. We associate competition with important virtues: industry and effort, discovery and innovation, efficient resource allocation. … Continue reading “Seventh Annual Transatlantic Law Forum: Competition”

Program Description: Liberal democracy has sought to enable ordinary democratic politics—and to discipline it by putting certain domains beyond its reach. Among those domains, in the traditional understanding, are constitutions and the rule of law; markets and private orderings; civil society institutions, especially the family; more controversially perhaps and for different reasons, independent institutions such … Continue reading “Ninth Annual Transatlantic Law Forum”