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Industrial Organization Notes

G. Stolyarov II
First Edition Published November-December 2007
Second Edition Published July 2014
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Table of Contents



Section 1: Key Acts, Cases, and Concepts in American Antitrust History


Section 2: Concepts in Industrial Organization: Price Discrimination


Section 3: The Competitive Effects of Price Discrimination


Section 4: The Robinson-Patman Act and Cases Regarding Price Discrimination in the United States


Section 5: Concepts in Industrial Organization: Tying Agreements and Antitrust Cases Regarding Them


Section 6: Concepts in Industrial Organization: Exclusive Dealing Agreements and Resale Price Maintenance Agreements


Section 7: Price Exchange Agreements and Conscious Parallelism


Section 8: Historical American Antitrust Policy Regarding Horizontal Mergers: The Brown Shoe Case and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act


Section 9: The Antitrust Cases Against Microsoft (1990 - 2001) and Arguments for the Legitimacy of Microsoft's Conduct


Section 10: Dominick T. Armentano's Arguments for the Repeal of All Antitrust Laws


Section 11: Dominick T. Armentano's Arguments for the Repeal of All Antitrust Laws: Part II


Section 12: Dominick T. Armentano's Arguments for the Repeal of All Antitrust Laws: Part III


Section 13: Dominick T. Armentano's Arguments for the Repeal of All Antitrust Laws: Part IV


Section 14: Dominick T. Armentano's Arguments for the Repeal of All Antitrust Laws: Part V


About Mr. Stolyarov


Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) is an actuary, science-fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. 

In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension illustrated by his wife Wendy. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

Mr. Stolyarov has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), The Wave Chronicle, Le Quebecois Libre, Brighter Brains Institute, Immortal Life, Enter Stage RightRebirth of Reason, The Liberal Institute, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Mr. Stolyarov also published his articles on Associated Content (subsequently the Yahoo! Contributor Network) from 2007 until its closure in 2014, in an effort to assist the spread of rational ideas. He held the highest Clout Level (10) possible on the Yahoo! Contributor Network and was one of its Page View Millionaires, with over 3.1 million views. 

Mr. Stolyarov holds the professional insurance designations of Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF).

Mr. Stolyarov has written a science fiction novel, Eden against the Colossus, a philosophical treatise, A Rational Cosmology,  a play, Implied Consent, and a free self-help treatise, The Best Self-Help is Free. You can watch his YouTube Videos. Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at

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