Re: Free markets are great.
Exactly. Free markets are good, as competition is increased and the prices are lowered. A monopoly breaks that, and is not in the interest of the public (and the customers), so in many places rules exist to stop that from happening. In some countries it is less well enforced than in others, and in some countries the regulator is actively deconstructing any rules of this sort that existed. No wonder that they favour big money, in order to end up high up there in politics you have to be crazy rich (it seems from the outside)