The colonial government

brought monopolies

 to the United States!

Large companies were needed to complete

 the extensive public works required to make

 the New World welcoming to 

Old World immigrants.

The colonial administrators gave these 

businesses exclusive contracts for these projects. 

Due to the contracts and land they held, many 

of these colonials continued to operate despite

 the American Revolution.

Approximately ten companies

control all of our food. 

Almost everything we purchase 

is dominated by a small number

 of businesses. 


Lack of competition is a 

monopoly's defining trait, 

which can result in more expensive and 

sub-standard goods.

The vast majority of well-known beauty brands

 are owned by 7 companies.

Seven incredibly immense manufacturers—

Estée Lauder Companies, L'Oréal, Unilever, 

Procter & Gamble, Shiseido, Johnson and Johnson, 

and Coty—  are collectively responsible for 182 

different beauty brands.

Thus, these conglomerates effectively dictate how 

the nation and the world perceives beauty by 

controlling the vast majority of the industry's 


Ten companies dominate the 

clothing industry.