Trustbuster

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Trustbuster

A person or, less commonly, an organization that seeks to break monopolies into several companies or to shut them down entirely in order to encourage competition in the free market. The word is strongly associated with Theodore Roosevelt, the early 20th-century U.S. president who opposed the early industrial monopolies.
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With riveting essays written by the top officials of 22 global competition authorities representing both developed and developing economies, Trustbusters describes the shape and scope of the expanded roles these "trustbusters" play in regulating competition.
JDS-SDL: Trustbusters Will Likely See the Light" http://www.
Taxpayers are tired of footing the bill for overzealous trustbusters serving the interests of competitors instead of consumers.
Microsoft: The Trustbusters Show Their Hand" http://www.
began three days ago, Microsoft landed some stinging punches on the trustbusters.
Radical though it may seem, splitting Microsoft (MSFT) in two is seen by trustbusters and many in the computer industry as the only reliable way to rein in a lawless predator.
Home, GE Crushes the Trustbusters, American Lawyer, January-February, 1995, at 57.
Times, May 23, 1993, at A1; Karen Donovan, the Rill Legacy: Trustbusters Are Back on the Beat, Nat'l, L.