Date: January 15, 2019
They Said It!
Amazon Has Grown “Under The Nose Of Antitrust Enforcers”
Attorney General Nominee William Barr Questions How “Huge Behemoths” Like Amazon Have Gone Unchecked.
“In a warning to companies like Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon, Mr. [William] Barr said that ‘huge behemoths’ in Silicon Valley grew ‘under the nose of the antitrust enforcers,’ a development that raised the possibility that he may direct the Justice Department antitrust division to more closely scrutinize those firms. Acknowledging that it is possible to succeed in the marketplace without violating antitrust laws, he said, ‘I want to find out more about that dynamic.’” (The New York Times, “Barr could take aim at Silicon Valley.,” Katie Benner, 1.15.19)
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