607 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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"This is a Borzoi book"-- title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -566) and index.
Monopoly --it's not just a game : the roots of America's anti-monopolist movement --Don't trust the trusts : James J. Hill, the Gilded Age, and the labor movement --A heartland rebellion : the grangers, a political prairie fire, and a republican authors the Sherman Act --Teddy Roosevelt and the antitrust enforcers : the trustbusters take over the white house --The last 100 years : a century of antitrust action (and inaction) in the courts and Congress --We the people : why antitrust matters for our democracy and our economy --The modern-day antitrust challenges: corporate consolidation, congressional inertia, and the conservative courts --The path forward : the solutions to America's monopoly problem.
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. She examines the historic and current fights against monopolies in America, beginning with the Gilded Age when builders of fortunes and rapacious robber barons were reaping vast fortunes as industrialization swept across the American landscape. She provides a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America-- and offers a way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, vast information gathering, and monopolies. -- adapted from jacket.