Subject: Monopoly
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 16:20:23 -0500 (EST)

David Johnson scripsit:

> But having too large of a market share 
> does not qualify as a monopoly.

The defn. of "monopoly" is "exclusive ownership through legal privilege,
*command of supply*, or concerted action."  Emphasis added.

> And being a monopoly, by itself, is not a 
. crime.

True.  It's legal to be a monopoly; it's legal to engage in sharp
business practices.   It's not legal to be a monopoly *and* engage in
sharp business practices.

John Cowan                         
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