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Learn more about Corporate Mega Mergers
In October 2016 AT&T announced that it intended to buy Time Warner Cable for $84.5 billion. The merger would create one of the biggest media companies in the history of the U.S. The announcement sparked criticism from Congressional Democrats and Republicans who argued that huge corporate mergers create monopolies which prevent competition. Since President Obama took office his administration has prevented several mega-mergers from taking place including Sprint and T-Mobile, AT&T and T-Mobile and Allergan and Pfizer. In 2015 $3.8 trillion dollar’s worth of mergers and acquisitions occurred which made it the largest year for corporate consolidation in the history of the U.S. Proponents of mergers argue that the government should not interfere with corporations and the free market should be allowed to run its own course. See recent Corporate Mega Mergers news
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Just nationalize them. 2 years ago from a Green in Lubec, ME
Having a large share of the market is fine as long as the buisness in control is being conducted ethically and does not make major moves to deny others into the market. 2 years ago from a Green in Fallbrook, CA
Yes, if the merged corporation would have more than 40% of the market share, and break up existing mega corporations with greater than 40% of market share. 2 years ago from a Green in Tempe, AZ
They should be closely regulated. 2 years ago from a Green in Groveton, VA
Anything that creates a dangerous monopoly should be at least subject to government scrutiny - there are too many risks to the economy otherwise. A company with a monopoly in fuel supplies could turn that easily into a monopoly in vehicles, then... 2 years ago from a Green in Inarajan, GU
Yes, and no corporation head or board of directors should make more than 25 times the salary of the lowest paid employee.
(The number I quote is a WAG it is just a "shoot from the hip" figure. 2 years ago from a Green in Cayce, SC
The government should regulate these large corporate mergers and make sure they are safe and running correctly. They should not limit them. 2 years ago from a Green in Natural Steps, AR