Competition Overdose

Using dozens of vivid examples to show how society overprescribed competition as a solution and when unbridled rivalry hurts consumers, kills entrepreneurship, and increases economic inequality, two free-market thinkers diagnose the sickness caused by competition overdose and provide remedies that will promote sustainable growth and progress for everyone, not just wealthy shareholders and those at the top.

Listed among the top business books you need to read in 2020

“This is a must read for anyone interested in how to use public policy to harness the competitive drive for the public good”

Chris Hughes, Facebook’s co-founder


“[Competition Overdose] is destined to transform how governments across the world think about the role of competition in domestic and international policy for decades to come. Ezrachi and Stucke and Ezrachi are the new rock stars of competition policy.”

Ali Nikpay, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher


“This book changes how you will view the role of the market in our economy and society at large.”

Spencer Weber Waller,  Loyola University Chicago


“Should be required reading on every course in public policy.”

John Naughton, University of Cambridge

“This beautifully written book helps us rethink economic principles from the ground up. . . . Read this book for a brilliant account of the proper place of competition (and ethics) in society.”
—Frank Pasquale, author of The Black Box Society

“An engaging and compelling read that will make you think differently about situations we all deal with every day.”
Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants

“Entertaining and thought-provoking, Competition Overdose fiercely articulates the raw, hard truth behind the toxic aspects of competition.” —Tommaso Valletti, professor of economics at
Imperial College London and Chief Competition Economist (2016–2019), European Commission