ANTI-TRUST LAW Functionally, all that people care about in a market-economy is this (from here): What is the role of the consumer in market and mixed economies? What has happened in our Market Economy over the past 30/40 years? A lot of BAD in the making of billionaires by means of market-consolidation. For reasons inexplicable, and across the presidencies of both major parties, as a nation our leaders decided to forget our history regarding the question of Market Monopolies that we learned at the end of the 19th century. Which at the time we called Trusts. Here is a history-lesson about Trusts in the US: United States antitrust law - excerpt: Those laws are still on the books, but nobody is enforcing them. And what we have had recently is a Colossal Manipulation of Markets by means of consolidation. Meaning "buy-outs" the sole intent of which was to reduce competition to a very comfortable limited number of market-competitors that could manipulate pricing amongst them ... MY POINT? A truly "free market" has unlimited competition. It is the purpose of Anti-trust Laws to assure that such is maintained in order for market-economy consumers to make ideal purchasing decisions. The first-lesson regarding anti-trust laws for this New Generation is going to be how the government handles both Facebook and Google!