"If antitrust is a religion, Edwin Rockefeller has long been one of its high priests as chairman of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Reporter Advisory Board, so his thoughtful and pointed observations demand the serious attention of anyone interested in competition law."
—R. Hewitt Pate, former assistant attorney general for antitrust
"Ed Rockefeller provides a thorough and spirited critique of antitrust from the perspective of a disillusioned lawyer. This book may seem extreme because it can find little of merit in the entire sweep of antitrust, but economists cannot point to empirical evidence that refutes it. The ball is now squarely in the economists’ court."
—Robert Crandall, Brookings Institution
"It is not surprising that antitrust law enforcement, grounded on such precise concepts as ‘unreasonable’ and ‘unfair,’ has allowed policy-making prosecutors and judges to careen crazily across the legal landscape for generations."
—Daniel Oliver, former chairman, Federal Trade Commission
“It is quite significant to hear a rejection of the entire notion of antitrust from someone who is a former chairman of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law with more than fifty years of practice in the field. Rockefeller’s book has brought together the many criticisms of antitrust in a succinct evaluation that contains a thoroughgoing critique of the faulty logic underlying the basic goals, theories, and concepts of antitrust. After reading the book, even a seasoned antitrust lawyer will have difficulty refuting Rockefeller’s arguments. This book is persuasive and a handy source of arguments for change. It deserves wide distribution to those who might be concerned with the integrity of the market, the civil liberties of businessmen, objective law, and the elimination of arbitrary government power.”
—Eugene C. Holloway, The New Individualist
"His analysis of competition law and business is an essential component of any college-level survey of antitrust law and business pursuits. College-level libraries strong in American history, business or law receive an in-depth case for the First Law of Government and the economic impact of antitrust actions."
—The Midwest Book Review