Okay, as usual, now you're just being silly in an attempt to save face.
Government is not a company.
You can only agree that by your definition, there are no corporate monopolies in the U.S. so this thread is moot. Yay!
quote:You flunked history just like wiki did.
by the rise of Google and Apple.
quote:There is no utility company in the U.S. that even approaches 10% market share much less the 90% market share MSFT has. You fail again.
eta: I B Freeman brought up a good one; utility companies.
There is no utility company in the U.S. that even approaches 10% market share much less the 90% market share MSFT has. You fail again.
United States v. Philadelphia National Bank, 374 U.S. 321 (1963) the second and third largest of 42 banks in the Philadelphia area would lead to a 30% market control, and so violated the Clayton Act §7. Banks were not exempt even though there was additional legislation under the Bank Merger Act of 1960.
An important difference between the Clayton Act and its predecessor, the Sherman Act, is that the Clayton Act contained safe harbors for union activities. Section 6 of the Act (codified at 15 U.S.C. § 17) exempts labor unions and agricultural organizations, saying ‘that the labor of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce, and permit[ting] labor organizations to carry out their legitimate objective’.
Therefore, boycotts, peaceful strikes, peaceful picketing, and collective bargaining are not regulated by this statute.
Injunctions could be used to settle labor disputes only when property damage was threatened.
Major League Baseball is another company exempt from the Clayton Antitrust Act due to the national heritage associated with it.  (Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, et al. 259 U.S. 200 (1922))
-mergers and acquisitions where the effect may substantially lessen competition (Act Section 7, codified at 15 U.S.C. § 18) or where the voting securities and assets threshold is met (Act Section 7a, codified at 15 U.S.C. § 18a);
AAPL would have gone under in 1997 had Microsoft not invested $150,000,000 in Apple in exchange for 8 million non-voting shares of AAPL. That year Apple lost over $1 billion on total sales of $7 billion. The board of AAPL was forced to beg Steve Jobs to come back to the company to rescue it and Jobs first task was to get enough money to make payroll to keep the doors open, which he did by contacting Bill Gates.
Well, as you indirectly stated in your post, monopolies are only possible with government involvement.