Re: Government "fairness" creates monopolies. Here is the evidence.
i dont know the full legal position on monopolies and all that jazz in America, but in Ireland monopolies are not allowed to exist. this also applies to European Union countries. also any situation which a company takes over another that could result in teh company having a monopoly are forbidon. for example Ryanair, an Irish airline, proposed to purchase the state airline Aer Lingus. the EU would not allow this to happen, because it would have resulted in Ryanair control.
so from my experience, government fairness do prevent monopolies.