This is the act that was passed back in 1996 that we eventually making everything one global product. If you think about it, it's slowly starting with Major Corporations like Wal-Mart, Verizon, AT&T, etc. These companies are making things more affordable (which is not an entirely bad thing), by offering multiple products to the US and slowly shutting down smaller businesses, or buying out there competitors. Is this something that I will think end smaller businesses..?? Well frankly yes, the decline on small businesses are one of many factors that are making the US economy so unstable in today's times.