By now you know that monopoly power occurs in most markets. You also know that in some cases a regulated monopoly produces a better outcome than a â€œnatural monopoly.â€ Yet an inappropriate use of monopoly power is the basis for an anti-trust decision. The question remains: When does a firm have too much monopoly power?
In this â€œApply the Principle,â€ you will have to decide if Google has too much monopoly power.
Read the following New York Times article: Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion in E.U. Antitrust Ruling
Based on what you read, do you think Google is a harmful monopoly that should be subject to U.S. anti-trust action? Explain
Do monopoly powers harm an economy? How so?
Why is some degree of monopoly power permitted?