Should companies be allowed to be monopolies?
As Reyali Corporation in Brickston is undoubtedly a monopoly, concerns about how big a company can be are starting to rise up. The founder of a rival company of the Reyali Corporation who wishes to be anonymous, says that monopolies create a centralized economy, but through a private company. "When companies become monopolies, it's no different than having a centralized communism [communistic] model. The only difference is that a private corporation runs it," they say.
Research shows that monopolies have a negative impact on smaller companies. This results in the smaller companies having no or little profit. We got the opportunity to speak to Jacob Zulasruker, who advocates for having a limit to how much monopolies can grow. "When there is no profit for smaller companies, workers get lesser pay, eventually getting laid off. It can cause national crises."