Affording Companies That Are 'Too Big to Fail'

"This country can no longer afford companies that are 'too big to fail.' If a company is so large that its failure would cause systemic harm to our economy, if it is too big to fail, then it is too big to exist". Explain.

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... 2002. Until Microsoft, those companies were split into smaller pieces to allow for more competition.

Those earlier cases had much to do with pricing policies. In a monopolistic situation, and in the absence of free competition, a seller has more control over pricing than in a free marketplace. That was the emphasis then.

Today, we have a different result but based on a similar fact pattern: there is too ...