Antitrust Developments Program, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Annual Meeting, Grand Floridian Hotel
Note: This speech has been revised and is published in Antitrust, vol. 11, Spring 1997, pp. 21-26.
Thomas Kuhn's recent death reminded me of his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which I read while in college. As I am sure many of you also recall, the book explores how a discipline's paradigms can change. Our own discipline, antitrust, underwent its own Copernican revolution within the professional experience of all but the most recent antitrust practitioners. I am speaking, of course, of the rise of the Chicago school approach.