AT&T and T-Mobile, who will be fighting a Justice Department attempt to block their merger, say they'll bring home 5,000 call-center jobs if the deal is approved. From Bloomberg:
Michael Mandel seems to think that AT&T's jobs promise along with its massive capital investment should earn it a pass on antitrust enforcement. It launches an interesting train of thought. Lax antitrust enforcement would certainly make the U.S. more attractive to large multinationals, especially given Europe's stricter regime. But at what cost to consumers?