Should It Be Broken Up?

IN the eyes of the U.S. Justice Department, General Motors is not only the world's biggest corporation but the most worrisome as well. The trustbusters think that G.M. is too big. In 1955 Trustbuster Stanley Barnes (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) expressed concern because G.M.'s five auto divisions turned out 50.76% of all cars sold in the U.S. But G.M. keeps getting bigger. Though overall U.S. auto production was off 17% in the first two months of 1956, G.M. increased its slice of the market to 55%. Chrysler's share in the same two months dropped from 17.1%, its 1955...

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