You can pass one law to limit monopolies...

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    This is, mostly, for all the people who are worried about monopolies and oligarchies but anyone that thinks they have an answer can weigh in.

    I am actually lifting this question from another source that I will give in my next post. The reason I am doing it that way is to give everyone to actually think about the question as it stands instead of seeing it as an attack on their position.

    Anyway, you can pass one law to limit the market size of companies, what would it be. There is actually a really simple answer, so I am not looking tor a omnibus bill that will remake the entire economy, just a simple law to restrict the power of companies to monopolize a market.

    What would it be?
     
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    The source of the question, and the simple answer.

     
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    Not sure worrying about it's sensible. Only a handfull of companies on the planet if you backtrack what parent company owns the subsidiary and on n on. Monopolies already exist and have for quite some time. Google 'who owns what' sometime.
     
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    For an example of our corporate overlords, (note the drop down menu to select other primary companies)
    Resources | Columbia Journalism Review

    Bertelsmann AG holdings info. Mostly German companies, but some like Men's Health, Women's Health, Nat Geo, etc. are big US entities.
     
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    I would definitely bring back Glass-Steagall.

    Tomorrow, if possible.

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    First, you really need to look up the defintion of the word monopoly.

    Second, you really didn't address the OP. Considering you actually made a thread about how we should utilize this forum more, perhaps you should read the rules about responding to the actual posts, not just the thread.
     
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    The concept of how to structure such a law is spelled out in excruciating detail in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged".
     
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    The law would be that no one person may own all properties of one deed color, all railroads, or all utilities.
     
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    Wasn't Bell ordered to split up because it was a monopoly?
     

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