Monopoly and Competition

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Without Government, Who Will Force Drivers off the Roads?

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/03/2017
Because the municipal government can't solve the traffic congestion problem, residents may be forced to walk, cycle, or use public transit more often.

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NCAA Violations Are Now Federal Crimes?

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/02/2017
Apparently, it is now a federal criminal offense to break the rules of a private organization like the NCAA. Even when there's no victim.

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There's a Bubble in New York City Taxi Medallions

Protectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/22/2017
Like condos in Vegas a decade ago, taxi medallions in NYC once looked like a rock-solid investment.

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Why is NASA Covering Up Elon Musk’s Mistakes?

Cronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/21/2017
Elon Musk's SpaceX appears to have some very good friends in Congress who are working to grant SpaceX monopoly powers.

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How Much Policing Do We Really Need?

Monopoly and Competition

Blog09/11/2017
Since police do not have to satisfy consumer preferences to stay in business, we should not be surprised that they treat us like subordinates.

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Why Police Cannot (and Will Not) Protect Our Rights

Bureaucracy and RegulationMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/11/2017
Police officers today see the rights of due process not as rights that police need to protect, but rather as barriers to “good police work.”

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Unlicensed Pet Sitters: The Latest Victim of New York's Regulatory State

Bureaucracy and RegulationMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/11/2017
For reason of "health" and "safety" New York City says it will punish any entrepreneur who attempts to compete with the high-priced kennel industry.

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The Plan to "Privatize" the Afghanistan War Doesn't Privatize Anything

War and Foreign PolicyMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/09/2017
The Trump administration is considering a new scheme for the War in Afghanistan. The American taxpayers are unlikely to see any benefit.

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Week in Review: July 8, 2017

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog07/07/2017
Sometimes, "it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another."

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The Flint Water Disaster Shows Why We Need Markets

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog07/06/2017
Public television keeps alive the idea that disasters caused by government bureaucrats will be solved if only we get the "right" people to run things.

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