Ok, so you love your delusions. It doesn’t surprise me you don’t like academics and you don’t like all the facts. The facts just don’t support your fantasies and that is why you are forced to cherry pick through history, selecting the facts you like, dismissing those you don’t like, and inventing others. The facts are just not supportive of your ideological notions. The American people (consumers and workers) didn’t through their elected representatives’ make most monopolies illegal because they loved monopolies and monopolists as you have asserted. Americans didn’t bust up Rockefeller’s monopoly because they loved it. A little common sense goes a long way here. Here are the problems with monopolies, they don’t compete. They are immune from competitive market forces. So they don’t compete and they become inefficient. Additionally, since they do not compete, there is no need or incentive to innovate. And finally the excessive accumulation of capital results in an inefficient use of that capital. Those are a few of the problems with monopolies. While prices may drop initially during monopoly formation as competitors are driven out of the market, ultimately monopolists will raise prices and become inefficient because they are no longer subject to the demands of a competitive marketplace. Competition is the magic that makes our economy work, and monopolies by definition don't have it.