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Distribution of answers submitted by Libertarians.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 31, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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No, this is an obstruction of the free market (it lessens competition and drives up prices) and a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Jersey Village, TX
Yes, and we should remove corporations from the economy. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Olean, MO
No; and Yes. Government intervention should be minimized and avoided if at all possible; In any case the situation should be reviewed on a case by case basis for illegal and unscrupulous practices and for creating radically unfair conditions and limited... 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Lapel, IN
The government should break up existing mega corporations, fine, and then quit interfering as government intervention is what causes monopolies in the fisrt place. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Boise City, ID
No, unless the merger would eliminate potential innovation and competition. Startups/small business should have room to compete. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Brentwood, TN
No, Monopolies are a result of government intervention. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Gateway, FL
Governments should monitor them so they do not crush start up or stand alone businesses. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Westlake, OH
Yes, but only if the government is certain a monopoly will occur. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Phoenix, AZ