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governmental regulation of monopolies and potential monopolies

Why is the government so quick to regulate monopolies and potential monopolies? What are the major concerns and evils that arise from this market structure?

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Because monopolists do not have competitors they can maximize their private gains at the expense of that of consumers. In perfect competition the equilibrium price is where p=mc with zero economic profits. In the case ...

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The governmental regulation of monopolies and potential monopolies is briefly debated.

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