Do Exceedingly Large Companies Stifle Competition?

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  1. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    There is an argument to say that companies such as Amazon, Google, etc are so powerful that they can stifle competition. Do you agree with this?
     
  2. Buyonthedips

    Buyonthedips Senior Investor

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    You only need to look at three companies, Amazon, Apple and Google to see the massive impact on competition. These three, and there are many more like them, stifle competition due to their financial power and influence.
     
  3. Chartman

    Chartman Senior Investor

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    There is one pattern around the world - politicians will curry favour with any large company until they become too large and more influential than them. Then they hammer the companies with taxes, investigations and often try to break them up.
     
  4. gowiththeflow

    gowiththeflow Senior Investor

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    The problem is that these companies start off very small and after years of investment they suddenly take the market by storm. If there is demand and these large companies fill that demand at the right price then they will crush competitors. Look at Amazon, they mocked when the company kept investing all profits year after year, look at the company now.
     

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