Discussion: Antitrust laws

Discussion: Antitrust laws

Discussion: Antitrust law

Antitrust laws were essentially created to stop businesses that got too large from blocking competition and abusing their power. Mergers and monopolies can limit the choices offered to consumers because smaller businesses are not usually able to compete. Although free and open competition ensures lower prices and new and better products, it has the potential to significantly limit market diversity.

Look at the 2 examples below of how mergers and acquisitions have affected the way in which companies do business.

A APA formatted research paper that responds to the aligned questions. Specifically, your paper must:

Identify the two firms with similar problems from different countries

Conduct a comparative analysis of the firms

Analyze political, social, ethical and legal differences and their impact on management decision making

Provide substantive conclusion and recommendations

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

Federal antitrust enforcers are investigating whether a multinational pharmaceutical company has attempted to minimize the impact of generic competition to one of its most profitable prescription drugs. This anti-depressant drug is the company’s best seller, with sales last year of $2.11 billion, representing a 22% increase from the year before.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an investigation to determine whether the company has engaged in activities to prevent generic alternatives to the prescription drug from entering the market. Specifically, the FTC is challenging a practice among brand-name and generic-drug manufacturers to agree to delay the introduction of the lower priced generic drugs to the market.


Define the term “culture”using terminology from the text and define what makes up that terminology. What ideologies, values and norms make us different from others globally and in some ways the same. Explain the relationship to the needs of a society versus the needs of the individual. Be specific and support your answer. 400WORDS

How are children of Japan (specifically) raised differently from that of the United States? What effects, if any, does this have on the personality of individuals raised in Japan? the US? Are there differences between Eastern and Western societies with regards to the ways individuals perceive themselves relative to their society? What is the evidence for your interpretation? (Utilize text terminology, examples and be specific). 400WORDS

Compare and contrast the types of environments foragers, pastoralists, and horticulturalist live in. How do they provide for their individual groups? How do they all control populations growth? Discuss the concept of carrying capacity as well as specific techniques used to manage fertility? (Utilize the course text, provide examples and be specific.) 400WORDS
What is meant by the terms” socialism”, “market economy” and “capitalism”? What are the principle advantages and disadvantages of these systems for the individuals who participate in them. (Utilize the text, its’ examples and be specific)400WORDS

Liberty Equality Power (7th edition) by John Murin The ISBN is : 978-1305492875


4 essay exams covering Chapters 1 – 6. 400 words per essay, spell and grammar check. Primary references should be from the course text and should be notated after the sentenced copied or ( pg #) . Other references should have author name (white) and at the bottom the footnoted full reference- website, author/book/page number, etc.. Wikipedia is not an academic resources.

The exam is 4 essay questions, they each have a 400 word minimum requirement. And the source is the textbook that you used on the last assignment (Liberty equality power 7th edition by John Murrin) Discussion: Antitrust laws


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