Rolling Back Corporate Concentration: How New Federal Antimerger Guidelines Can Restore Competition and Build Local Power (Institute for Local Self-Reliance)

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: Rolling Back Corporate Concentration: How New Federal Antimerger Guidelines Can Restore Competition and Build Local Power. “When the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced plans to revise their merger guidelines earlier this year, it marked a dramatic shift from business as usual. Their announcements set the stage for a new era in antitrust regulation where mergers are not seen as inherent benefits to the market to be encouraged but rather as inherent threats of which to be skeptical.” A lot of tech industry competition in the last several years has been “If you can’t beat them, buy them and eat them”: if the commitment to antitrust regulation holds it’ll mean a lot.

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