>No gov't = no anti-trust or anti-monopoly laws.
Yes indeed. And good riddance.
>Since business acts to maximize its profits, eventual total merger
>(and total "market" - read consumer, people or citizenry - control)
>would be a lead-pipe certainty.
This is a total _non sequitur_. How does profit maximization lead inexorably to "total merger"? In a free market, the consumer is always in control - where else does the profit come from?