It's pretty disheartening to see how many people don't know what a monopoly is. It has nothing to do with the size of the company or how 'evil' the CEO seems. If it's not possible to compete due to legal or any other restriction involving force, it's a monopoly. If a big company comes to your town, competes with the local businesses and puts them out of business, it's not a monopoly unless they did it with force (Ie, government 'assistance'). It's really sad to see how many people think that if a company does well due to people choosing to buy their product or service, then they are evil and the government needs to use force to save us from their low prices and reliable service..