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A Trip to Pine Ridge: An Old Antitrust Law and Its Forgotten Promise for Rural America

BY | January 24, 2023

Through the lens of a recent trip to Pine Ridge, SD, we argue why enforcement of the Robinson-Patman Act is a necessity for rural consumers. Across rural America, consumers rely…

Through the lens of a recent trip to Pine Ridge, SD, we argue why enforcement of the Robinson-Patman Act is a necessity for rural consumers. Across rural America, consumers rely on small, independent retailers for their basic needs because big box stores are often absent from their communities. If these independent retailers are forced to pay higher prices to stock their shelves as a result of illegal price discrimination, these rural consumers ultimately pay the price. Congress, in line wi

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