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.
Trustbusters includes essays written by senior officials and the heads of competition authorities in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Romania, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Community.
If the Microsoft lawsuit would actually help make the software market more competitive, the evil corporate lobbyists from Deli and Compaq would have been urging the trustbusters onward.
JDS-SDL: Trustbusters Will Likely See the Light" http://www.
Moreover, MacAvoy argues that the country has been misled by naive, uninformed, self-congratulatory, and perhaps intentionally confusing proclamations by regulators, legislators, trustbusters, and sundry industry experts.
Microsoft: The Trustbusters Show Their Hand" http://www.
Taxpayers are tired of footing the bill for overzealous trustbusters serving the interests of competitors instead of consumers.
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.
began three days ago, Microsoft landed some stinging punches on the trustbusters.
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.