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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. May Learn how and when to remove this template message "The Bosses of the Senate", a cartoon by Joseph Keppler depicting corporate interests—from steel, copper, oil, iron, sugar, tin, and coal to paper bags, envelopes, and salt—as giant money bags looming over the tiny senators at their desks in the Chamber of the United States Senate  Although " trust " has a specific legal meaning where one person holds property for the benefit of anotherin the late 19th century the word was commonly used to denote big business, because that legal instrument was frequently used to effect a combination of companies.
At this time hundreds of small short-line railroads were being bought up and consolidated into giant systems. Separate laws and policies emerged regarding railroads and financial concerns such as banks and insurance companies. People for strong antitrust laws argued that, in order for the American economy to be successful, it would require free competition and the opportunity for individual Americans to build their own businesses.
As Senator John Sherman put it, "If we will not endure a king as a political power we should not endure a king over the production, transportation, and sale of any of the necessaries of life. The Act prohibits agreements in restraint of trade and abuse of monopoly power. It gives the Justice Department the mandate to go to federal court for orders to stop illegal behavior or to impose remedies.
InRoosevelt stopped the formation of the Northern Securities Companywhich threatened to monopolize transportation in the Northwest see Northern Securities Co. Standard Oil Refinery No. Rockefeller in the s and s had used economic threats against competitors and secret rebate deals with railroads to build what was called a monopoly in the oil business, though some minor competitors remained in business.
In approving the breakup the Supreme Court added the "rule of reason": To be harmful, a trust had to somehow damage the economic environment of its competitors.
Over the years hundreds of executives of competing companies who met together illegally to fix prices went to federal prison. At the same time Congress established the Federal Trade Commission FTCwhose legal and business experts could force business to agree to " consent decrees ", which provided an alternative mechanism to police antitrust.
Welfare capitalism made large companies an attractive place to work; new career paths opened up in middle management; local suppliers discovered that big corporations were big purchasers.
Under the leadership of Herbert Hooverthe government in the s promoted business cooperation, fostered the creation of self-policing trade associations, and made the FTC an ally of "respectable business".
During the New Deal, attempts were made to stop cutthroat competition.
The National Industrial Recovery Act NIRA was a short-lived program in —35 designed to strengthen trade associations, and raise prices, profits and wages at the same time. The Robinson-Patman Act of sought to protect local retailers against the onslaught of the more efficient chain stores, by making it illegal to discount prices.
The pace of business takeovers quickened in the s, but whenever one large corporation sought to acquire another, it first had to obtain the approval of either the FTC or the Justice Department.
Often the government demanded that certain subsidiaries be sold so that the new company would not monopolize a particular geographical market. In addition, it removed the judge from the case for discussing the case with the media while it was still pending.
Cartels and collusion[ edit ] Main articles: CartelRestrictive practicesand US corporate law Every contractcombination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal.abstract.
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A monopoly (from Greek μόνος mónos ["alone" or "single"] and πωλεῖν pōleîn ["to sell"]) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity. This contrasts with a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service, and with oligopoly which consists of a few sellers dominating a market.
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This paper serves as an attempt to broadly but briefly catalogue the list of serious issues that are unresolved with the concept of Public Key Infrastructure  .The catalogue was started in , and has grown as new issues and new references to those issues have come to light.