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Monday, October 24, 2011

Do Words Matter? A Discussion on Words Used to Designate Values Associated with Competition Law

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Paul Nihoul, Universite Catholique de Louvain asks Do Words Matter? A Discussion on Words Used to Designate Values Associated with Competition Law.

ABSTRACT: In scholarship, a significant degree of attention is paid to the goals or objectives to be pursued through antitrust or competition law. Much less, unfortunately, on the words that we use in order to express the values associated with these legal disciplines. In this paper, I shed some light on the communication used by authorities to describe their mission - and serve their agenda.

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I noted in a recent talk the rather sexualized nature of competition language - hard core carterls, naked cartels, naked exclusion and abuse of a dominant position.

Posted by: D. Daniel Sokol | Oct 24, 2011 3:14:09 AM

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