SamBC sambc at
Fri Feb 16 23:39:39 UTC 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <cowan at>

> > 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.

Depends on your country - in the UK for one, there is a Commission who
have some major poewrs to *stop* any monopolies from forming - the only
monopolies allowed are state-granted, and often the companies in
question used to be nationalised or still are (eg The Royal
Mail/Consignia) - and there's not many of these!!


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