Like Most Things In Government, Anti-Trust Policy Is Terribly Misguided.

By all indications, merger and acquisition activity is on the rise. In the first five months of 2019 companies announced over $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions, a 14% increase from the same period in 2018. This is generally good for the economy, the consumer, and the shareholders as all Americans are set to benefit from the economies of scale, the increased innovation, lower prices and stronger stock market returns that generally accompany this kind of activity.