Questions tagged [antitrust]

Laws that permit a government to break up companies or prevent them from taking them over competitors to create a monopoly in a given market. Use to discuss the politics of creating and enforcing these laws.

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Why was Apple included in a Congressional hearing about anti-trust?

As a German I am watching the reports of the hearing in Congress with interest (Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple). But it is not clear to me why Apple was also summoned. The iPhones have a market ...
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How does the US House of representatives “read” 1.3 million documents?

It is currently widely reported that the US House of representatives has collected on the order of 1.3 million documents as part of its current antitrust investigation of large tech companies. Is ...
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Why didn't the Founding Fathers foresee/prevent the Swamp I.e. the mega corp lobbyist govt complex system [closed]

Why didn't the Founding Fathers foresee/prevent the Swamp I.e. the mega corp lobbyist govt complex system military media financers Fed
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What happens when you antitrust a multinational corporation? [closed]

What happens when you want to break up a toxic corporate trust when said trust is multinational in nature? I get the idea when it comes to companies that are firmly within one nations system. But ...
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Is Libertarianism for or against antitrust laws?

In general, is Libertarian ideology for or against the idea of the antitrust law?
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How do prison phone monopolies get around the Sherman Anti-Trust Act?

This week's issue of the Economist highlighted a frustration of mine that has bothered me ever since I started doing prison ministry two years ago. Namely, the monopolies inside prisons are able to ...