Interregional conflicts, such as those involved in the reclamation program and freight rates, are producing numerous studies. One of these is a doctoral thesis on discrimination, in its invidious sense, in connection with railroad and other utility rates and services. Prefaced by a chapter summarizing with admirable clarity and conciseness the history of politico-legal justifications for governmental interference with business, the conclusion drawn by Professor Lake is that it is a function of government to intervene whenever a business by discrimination inflicts serious injury which jeopardizes the economic freedom of a large number of individuals. Economic freedom is defined as "near-equality of bargaining power," in this connection (p. 59).
Ivan C. Rutledge,
Discrimination by Railroads and Other Public Utilities, by Beverly Lake (1947),
23 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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