In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02850

Submission Number:
02850
Commenter:
Jim Coffey
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I request that you stop Staples from merging with Essendant. I learned that the lead counsel who negotiated the merger for Staples had previously been the head of the FTC division that reviewed mergers like these. This is another example of the "revolving door" between large corporations and the agencies that are supposed to regulate them, and how that revolving door undermines the public interest. When will you stop acting in the interest of big business and start acting in the public interest?? I hope it will be NOW!!