People fear ’em and the government works to find and destroy ’em.
They’re bad and they’re evil; scourges on civilization.
I mostly agree. I think monopolies would be able to take advantage of markets and prices and demand and supply to benefit themselves without being subject to normal natural checks and balances.
With that said, I do not, do NOT, believe that a monopoly can exits in an open market without the aid of government.
That is government regulation creates and sustains monopolies, not free markets.
Thought experiment: Think of one single naturally occurring monopoly in the real world.
I can’t think of one; not one.
The most recent two have been Microsoft and now Google. How ironic is it that those same two corporations would prove my point:
The world’s largest software company is heaving its two-decade old set of applications — including Outlook email, Excel spreadsheets and SharePoint collaboration tools — into an online format so that customers can use them on a variety of devices from wherever they can get an Internet connection.
It wants to push back against Google Inc, which has stolen a small but worrying percentage of its corporate customers with cheaper, web-only alternatives, which remove the need for companies to spend time on installing software or managing servers.
The massive dominant player in the PC software world is reacting to Google. A company that offers IT’S version of Office on line for free.