Why are some companies allowed regional monopolies?

Question by MthrNatures_Son: Why are some companies allowed regional monopolies?
I also am referring to near monopolies. Take the regional freight trains. Electric, phone, cable, gas companies. I’m sure their are others.

I’ve been in situations where companies like Time Warner Cable and Comcast will divide a region up so they are monopolies for as little as a few city block in NYC. Then they have more control over pricing with less competition available to the consumer.

Please forgive my inability to articulate this question well, I’m just wondering why we allow near monopolies to exist when they usually are bad for the consumer.

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Answer by Victor
Nielsen Media Research
Are there other rating companies?
Nope…

They aren’t even US owned anymore.

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Chinese government companies make moon spacecrafts, electric bullet trains, airliners. Does this mean taxes?

Question by : Chinese government companies make moon spacecrafts, electric bullet trains, airliners. Does this mean taxes?
from civilians are more efficient that money from investors?

Chang’e 2 moon spacecraft

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e_2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2vMFf1sfNw

CRH 380A electric bullet train

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Railways_CRH380A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0fDLPZQmBk

Tianhe 1A supercomputer http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/technology/1111/gallery.fastest_supercomputer/2.html

ARJ21 airliner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comac_ARJ21

C919 global airliner (2014) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEm2BSgblJ8

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Answer by Lord of The Flies Pt.3
Chinese junk. All mass produced by millions of prisoners in your slave labor camps.

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To buy or not to buy? Stock in toy companies like trikes/wagons/electric trains/ symbols please if you got em!?

Question by betotron don: To buy or not to buy? Stock in toy companies like trikes/wagons/electric trains/ symbols please if you got em!?
china/india/usa companies

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Answer by bennyboy
this is the best I can do: http://www.wall-street.com/foreign.html

I would not invest in anything unless you have a bunch of US dollars.

Even then I might go out and buy a bunch of canned food and some can openers.

But if you must invest… I would invest in companies that will build up infrastructure just in case it all falls down.

If you have enough money you could go into private equity and bypass the stock market fluctuations.

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