ANTITRUST: Jail for More Price Fixers?

"Go to jail" is a common command in the ever-popular game Monopoly. But in the real world, businessmen who break antitrust laws are hardly ever put behind bars; only 38 violators of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act have been sentenced to jail in that law's 84-year history. Now that situation could be changing. As part of its struggle against the nation's roaring inflation, the Ford Administration has announced plans for a sweeping new assault against anticompetitive practices, including price-fixing conspiracies and agreements between companies not to sell in each other's prime market areas.

The President, in...

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