Antitrust : Taking On Monopoly Power From The Gilded Age To The Digital Age

Antitrust : Taking On Monopoly Power From The Gilded Age To The Digital Age



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Summary: In a world where Google reportedly controls 90 percent of the search engine market and Big Pharma's drug price hikes impact healthcare accessibility, monopolies can hurt consumers and cause marketplace stagnation. Klobuchar argues for swift, sweeping reform in economic, legislative, social welfare, and human rights policies, and describes plans, ideas, and legislative proposals designed to strengthen antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement. Klobuchar writes of the historic and current fights against monopolies in America, from Standard Oil and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act to the Progressive Era's trust-busters; from the breakup of Ma Bell (formerly the world's biggest company and largest private telephone system) to the pricing monopoly of Big Pharma and the future of the giant tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. She begins with the Gilded Age (1870s-1900), when builders of fortunes and rapacious robber barons such as J. P. Morgan, John Rockefeller, and Cornelius...  more »
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Details & Subjects

Edition Statement :

First edition.

Content :

Monopoly : it's not just a game -- Don't trust the trusts -- A heartland rebellion -- Teddy Roosevelt and the antitrust enforcers -- The last one hundred years -- We the people -- Modern-day antitrust challenges -- The path forward.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.



Physical Description :

607 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-566) and index.
Subjects :