Scarcity and monopoly are the goals of criminals. The free market does not mean businessmen are above law, or that they can check their ethics at the door. The free market cannot operate correctly if people like George Soros corner the market on Nickel to create false scarcity, or manipulate prices like OPEC try to do for oil. Monopoly, Duopoly and Cartels are as illegal as inside trading, and for good reason: they corrupt the free market capitalist model that we rely on to send price signals across the economy to ensure supply matches demand at the lowest possible price. Big Business is not particularly relevant to this argument: it is capitalist small businesses that hire most people and generate most wealth.

Before you refute my self-evident facts again, perhaps take ECON 101 first?

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