An antitrust murder whodunnit

A modified version of a Soviet propaganda cartoon called ‘Capital controls the government.’ An ogrish, giant business-man in a top hat with a cigar and a monocle stands before a control-box, yanking on a lever that is shaped like a golden dollar-sign. The lever operates an eject mechanism on a chair atop the control box, sending a tiny figure hurtling over the edge. The ogre holds another finger aloft, suspended between thumb and forefinger. Behind the control box are ranks of more tiny figures,

40-some years ago, US antitrust enforcement took sick. In the years since, it has been largely comatose — right up until the very recent past, when the Biden administration began to take muscular — but very belated — action to restore a modicum of competition to the economy.

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