The International Cartel Movement

Archive Report

A new “trust problem” of world proportions has been raised by the formation of international combinations and cartels and the rapid expansion of their operations since the World War. In banking, manufacture, transportation and mining giant mergers have been carried out, and international cartels now link up leading industries in all parts of the world.

Curtailment of production, price agreements, joint selling arrangements and delimitation of markets by private interests have never been attempted on so wide a scale before or assumed such political, economic and social significance as is given them by the operations of the international cartels. Factors contributing to this world-wide movement toward industrial centralization, combination and coöperation have been the development of mass production, over-expansion of plant facilities, lack of capital, ...

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