Competition law

by Jinryu

Studying competition law is pretty interesting. The professors are boring as sin, but the stuff I’m reading in cases across Europe, North America and Oceania open up a lot of ideas to me that can be applied outside of economic problems.

For example, one of the key difficulties the courts face is “focus”. No matter what laws you have, and no matter how carefully worded, the whole reason why we have courts and judges is to apply that law to real life situations. Whoever writes the laws envisions one thing… But how it’s actually applied will depend on how people interpreted your communication of that ideal.

So aside from problems of definition, there are also problems of scale and focus.

Sounds a lot like the difficulties people have in deciding where they want to go with their life, and trying to resolve situations where their personal values conflict with one another.

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