Monopoly and Competition

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Stop Telling Me to "Shop Locally"

Protectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/04/2017
Small mom-and-pop shops are overrated — but they're getting better thanks to competition from firms like Amazon.

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Capitalism and the Misunderstanding of Monopoly

Monopoly and Competition

Blog11/28/2017
Many of the criticisms against capitalism are connected with confusions and misunderstandings about the meaning of ‘monopoly” in the marketplace.

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Corporations Can't Oppress Us without the State's Help

Corporate WelfarePovertyU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/27/2017
Fear of a corporate takeover of our lives is based on an incorrect conflation of political and economic power.

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When Gunmen Strike, You're on Your Own

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog11/06/2017
Police took more than an hour to confront the Las Vegas shooter. And that's just one illustration of how government monopolies work.

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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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