Gloat: v. to sense great satisfaction for another’s misfortune
Gloating is hard to avoid if someone’s misfortune benefits you personally and the same applies to business failures which surviving businesses probably gloat about to some extent. Excluding competition encourages a gloating response later on and it is unfortunately a truism about the human condition and its institutions.
The urge to monopolize is great and that means misfortune for some as they either get destroyed financially or become absorbed or purchased by a bigger conglomerate.
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