I remember very little from my 11th grade American History class, but I definitely remember that monopolies were bad. All the politicians wanted to be Trust Busters and our textbook chapters on the Gilded Age were full of cartoons of big evil corporations eating up all the poor little companies, so they made anti-monopoly laws to stop that from happening.
All I had to do was pass a standardized test, so my understanding of the topic isn't very nuanced.
But, having watched Food, Inc. and King Corn, I have to wonder...
How the heck is Monsanto not considered one of those evil monopolies we have laws to keep from happening?
I am genuinely confused by this. If anyone could explain it, I'd be appreciative!