Re: What is wrong with America?
American corporations are in cahoot with politicians like nowhere else in the world. They benefit from an immense unfair advantage through corruption (that you insist on calling lobbying) which provides them with very tiny taxes on huge profits and therefore allowing them to grow more easily and protectionist laws (pushed internationally using political/military pressure) making it more difficult for smaller entities to enter the sector/industry, when the latter are not flat removed from competing by simply acquiring them, or other measures "in the interest of national security" to block or stifle competition. Not to mention the added benefit of shares buyback which again increases their market value and allows for even more fictional money to be used to acquire the competition. And not to mention the unfair practices like the one in this article which obviously grants them inside knowledge on competitors or on the market in general and can then be used to win international contracts or blackmail the competition in other ways.