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Transcript: A Top Antitrust Lawyer on How Increased Competition Could Fight Inflation

The Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg visited the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Tuesday in order to meet with local leaders about the ongoing supply chain crisis.
The Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg visited the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Tuesday in order to meet with local leaders about the ongoing supply chain crisis.Photographer: Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg

With inflation running hot in the US, obviously there’s a lot of attention being paid to what the Fed will do to cool things down. But there are obviously other measures and tools available, particularly when it comes to specific industries where pricing power or pricing pressure is hot. One area that's seen interest lately is using antitrust to go after uncompetitive markets and corporate power. But how does this work in practice? On this episode of the podcast, we speak with Craig Seebald, a partner at the law firm Vinson & Elkins, and a long time leader in antitrust law.

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