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United States v. Apple

Competition in America

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674972216

Publication Date: 09/17/2019

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336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 illus.

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  • Introduction: A Case Bigger Than It Seemed
  • I. Policy as Prologue
    • 1. The Great Generalization
    • 2. In the First Ships: Competition as a Concept and Its Special Role in American History
    • 3. And Yet, Uncertainty: The Long Shadows of the American Methodenstreit
    • 4. Uncertainty of Another Kind: Coping with Capitalism through Association and Self-Help
    • 5. Tensions of the Latter Day and Some Unexpected Skepticism
    • 6. Competition as a Living Policy, circa 2019
  • II. The eBooks Case
    • 7. The Old Business of Books
    • 8. Bookselling and the Birth of Amazon
    • 9. Publishers, Booksellers, and the Oldest Problem in the World
    • 10. Price-Fixing in Books
    • 11. Content and the Digital Transition in Historical Context
    • 12. The Promise and Threat of Electronic Books
    • 13. How Electronic Books Came to Be, and What It Would Mean for the Apple Case
    • 14. Google Books
    • 15. The Kindle
    • 16. The eBooks Conspiracy
  • III. Competition and Its Many Regrets
    • 17. The Long Agony of Antitrust
    • 18. So Are Books, After All, Special? Is Anything?
    • 19. The Virtues of Vertical and Entry for Its Own Sake
    • 20. Amazon
    • 21. The Threat to Writers and the Threat to Cultural Values
    • 22. The Creeping Profusion of Externalities
  • Conclusion: Real Ironies
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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