ceo: the government is threatening to regulate us like a monopoly.
boss: are we not a monopoly?
ceo: we are simply a company that makes an essential product for modern life, and we have no real competition.
boss: that sounds like a monopoly.
ceo: no, we are not because other companies could compete with us if they wanted.
boss: and of they tried?
ceo: as soon as they got some traction we'd buy them and shut them down.
dilbert: so... they would fail every time.
ceo: but they could try.