Public Policy: Going After G.E.

Until the waning days of 1961, it was possible to argue that under Attorney General Robert Kennedy the Justice Department was actually showing itself easier on business than it had in the days of Dwight Eisenhower: in the first year of the Kennedy Administration the Justice Department brought fewer antitrust suits than it did in the last year of the Eisenhower Administration. Then, in one action, the Kennedy trustbusters more than made up the difference by unlimbering a startling new concept of antitrust enforcement.

The new attack was launched in a Philadelphia...

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