I have chosen three items for us to read with no apparent connection among them. The first is a judgment of the US Supreme Court that overturns a 1911 precedent; the paper by Kovacic and Shapiro (a lawyer and an economist respectively) considers how law and economics evolved throughout the Twentieth Century, and the paper by two political scientists (Wigger and Buch-Hansen) asks why the present economic crisis has not led to any changes in competition policy orientation. The common theme then is one of change: why, when and how change occurs in competition law.
Leegin Creative Leather Prods., Inc. v PSKS, Inc., 551 US 877 (2007): please read both majority and dissent. The dissent is more interesting for our purposes.
Kovacic and Shapiro ‘Antitrust Policy: A Century of Economic and Legal Thinking’ (2000) 14(1) Journal of Economic Perspectives 43
Wigger & Buch-Hansen ‘Explaining (Missing) Regulatory Paradigm Shifts: EU Competition Regulation in Times of Economic Crisis’ (2013) New Political Economy 1