GOVERNMENT: Thurman's Kampf

Thurman's Kamp

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act, which Chief Justice Hughes called "a charter of economic freedom," is 50 years old this year. And 1940 is the first of those 50 years in which Congress permitted the Department of Justice to spend more than $1,000,000 on its enforcement. It is the first year since the trustbusting days of Roosevelt I and Taft (Standard Oil, American Tobacco, Northern Securities, etc.) in which the Government has put on a real Sherman Act show. It is also a year of war, whose outbreak, in the words of...

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