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(law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)

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A crisis is a people-stopping, show-stopping, product-stopping, reputation-defining, trust-busting event that creates victims and explosive visibility.
In fixing the financial crisis, Obama could use a little less of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's affection for economic giantism, and a little more of Theodore Roosevelt's zeal for trust-busting.
You have to go all the way back to the trust-busting Teddy Roosevelt to find a GOP candidate willing to break some political china in the name of reform.
It was also the time of Teddy Roosevelt's trust-busting activities.
Haskell and as a former music critic for the 'Kansas City Star', author and editor Harry Haskell brings a very special expertise to "Boss-Busters & Sin Hounds: Kansas City And Its Star", his history of the rise and decline of the crusading, trust-busting American newspaper, the 'Kansas City Star'.
Beschloss also details Andrew Jackson's battle with the Second Bank, Teddy Roosevelt's trust-busting crusade, FDR's advocacy of a draft before the 1940 election, and Harry Truman's support of the creation of Israel in 1948.
Early trust-busting and antimonopoly forces helped blunt rail baron influence.
s feats of statesmanship, be they trust-busting, mediating domestic labor confrontations, or resolving clashes among nations, are so firmly, deeply and thickly rooted in detailing events as they unfold that he never steps back to provide a broader sense of the larger historical forces that are shaping and constraining these important events.
David Sanger's meditation on the trust-busting efforts of Theodore Roosevelt and its parallels with today's business troubles ("Busted Trust," CE:August/September 2002) invites some comments.
Pitofsky presided over a period of aggressive trust-busting at the FTC.