chapter  9
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Is Bigness A Crime?

Inrecentyears,theDepartmentofJusticehasattemptedtorevitalizethelongdormantSection2oftheShermanActbyplacinganincreasedemphasison dissolution,divorcement,anddivestiturecases.Thetheoryunderlyingthisprogramisthattheproblemofconcentratedeconomicpowerincertainindustries can,withintheframeworkoftheantitrustlaws,bedealtwithinonlyonewaythroughdissolution,i.e.,trustbustingintheliteralsense.