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In the US, Congress will soon be asked to decide if shipping lines have become too powerful, and how they should be regulated.

President Biden is certainly taking a different approach to his predecessor when it comes to “making America great again”. He is bringing trust-busting back on the agenda.

Here’s why: High prices, crappy services and a lack of innovation are symptoms of strong oligopolies. Chip manufacturers and ocean carriers are two markets currently booming on post-pandemic recovery that suffer these symptoms.

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