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Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Antitrust laws in the United States are responsible for some of the most onerous acts of government. Standard Oil, US Steel, and the American Tobacco Company have all felt the heavy hand of government swatting them with new regulations and orders to break up since the creation of these laws. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 mollified the bureaucrats and legislators who wanted to go after business by stating that businesses were not able to engage in “anti-competitive” practices. These articles go into detail about how Antitrust laws in the United States have not achieved their original aims but instead ended up harassing trusts, and later corporations, for being efficient in the marketplace.



  • Antitrust History: The American Tobacco Case of 1911 by D.T. Armentano
  • Antitrust “Humbug” by Harold M. Fleming
  • The Purposes of Antitrust by Harold M. Fleming
  • Arrogant Antitrusters by Donald J. Boudreaux
  • The Microsoft Case: Divestiture Wont Help Consumers by D.T. Armentano