Bush Administration Antitrust Policy

You may be interested in this recent Washington Post article by Steven Pearlstein about the laxity of the Bush Administration's antitrust policy. The article discusses a number of recent mergers on which the Bush Administration took a pass and a new academic paper reporting on a study in which 100 leading antitrust lawyers were asked to compare the current legal environment to a decade ago on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 was tough antitrust enforcement and 5 was lax enforcement. The score: 4.9.