In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Monopolies are dangerous to the democracy the founding fathers created. Remember the Boston Tea Party? A monopoly gives too much power to one company and that has a trickle down effect to politics. Mergers like this need to be rejected due to the overwhelming power that they give to a single company. Consumers have a right to give their business to whom they wish. Take away their options and you end up with dictatorial situations. Please, for the sake of the people, do NOT allow this merger. Thank you.