Antitrust: Scourge of the Conglomerates

Richard Wellington McLaren likes to tell a story that says a great deal about his main concern as Nixon's chief trustbuster. There was an executive whose firm had been taken over by a con glomerate. Wrote the executive to a friend: "You ask me what it's like to work for a conglomerate? Well, it's just like being a mushroom. First, they keep you in the dark for months. Then they throw dung all over you. Then they can you."

Assistant Attorney General McLaren is trying mightily to dispel the dark. Since January, when...

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