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The US Federal Trade Commission has prepared the following information to help consumers understand the antitrust laws and protect consumer sovereignty — the freedom to choose goods and services in an open marketplace at a price and quality that fit the consumer's needs.

Correct answer: (d) sovereignty

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A naked agreement on price among competitors — where the agreement is not reasonably related to the firms' business operations — is illegal.

Correct answer: (b) naked

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Price similarities also can result from normal economic conditions: for example, vigorous competition can drive prices down to a common level.

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As for the appearance of uniformly high prices, collusion may not be the only basis for the situation: prices may increase if consumer demand for a product is particularly high and the supply is limited.

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An agreement to restrict production or output is illegal because reducing the supply of a product or service inevitably drives up its price.

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A group boycott — an agreement among competitors not to deal with another person or business — violates the law if it is used to force another party to pay higher prices.

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Market division — agreements among competitors to divide sales territories or allocate customers — are presumed to be illegal.

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Restrictions on price advertising can be illegal if they deprive consumers of important information.

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A professional code of ethics may be unlawful if it unreasonably restricts the ways professionals may compete.

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Vertical price-fixing — an agreement between a supplier and a dealer that fixes the minimum resale price of a product — is a clear-cut antitrust violation.

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