In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Years ago, actions were taken to de-monopolize AT&T, forming several 'Baby Bells', thereby, in theory, reducing the enormous impact that one company would be able to exert over its entire industry. We are now seeing a reversal of that practice, with many mergers of large companies in retail, as well as utilities, resulting in the possible CREATION of bankruptcies, lost jobs and a larger, more distinct, division between the very rich and the rest of the population ie: royalty and serfs. This is yet another step in the downfall of the DEMOCRACY of the United States. Are we really destined to follow in the mistaken footsteps of old Russia and Rome...both COLLASPED, if you recall high school History. Is there no end to enormous appetite for more and more money/assets for the 1% of our nation???