Monopolies are Evil
History has demonstrated consistently and repeatedly that monopolies are never good for the consumer. When a company monopolizes an industry, there is no competition and therefore no reason to become better, sharper, more efficient and more customer friendly.
Consequently, monopolies tend to become lethargic, inefficient, and slow to innovate. For the consumer, this means higher prices, fewer choices, poorer quality and customer service always suffers. Monopolies have never been good for the consumer, ever.
Monopolies are much like monsters except for one characteristic. Unlike living creatures, monopolies don't get old and die. On the contrary, they tend to get stronger over time.
Note: Considering the consumer becomes worse off while monopolies get stronger, we can view monopolies to be also like a disease, with the monopolies sucking the life-force from consumers.
For over 100 years Congress has done a fine job breaking up the monopolies in corporate America. Doing so continually spurred competition, resulting in expansion of America's economy, a myriad of choices, low cost, high quality, emphasis on customer service, and the technological marvels we enjoy today.