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Government as the Source of Monopoly: US Airlines Edition

Monopoly and Competition

Blog06/16/2017
"Is Government the Source of Monopoly?" asked Chicago economist Yale Brozen. Yes, he answered.

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Week in Review: June 17, 2017

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog06/16/2017
One might now say monetary policy has progressed from a policy of "ultra low" rates to simply a policy of low rates.

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The Eye-Care Industry Wants Big Government to Crush the Competition

The EntrepreneurMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/26/2017
In a typical case of an industry using government to fight the competition, the American Optometric Assoc. wants a monopoly in the eyecare industry.

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ESPN and the Bursting of the Sports Bubble

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2017
ESPN is losing 10,000 customers per day, and this means big trouble for all of the sports entities that depend upon the big payouts that ESPN provides.

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Week in Review: April 15, 2017

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/14/2017
This week, President Trump decided Candidate Trump was wrong about the Federal Reserve,

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United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

Monopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property

Blog04/11/2017
If airlines had monopoly power like states do, they could abuse people a lot more and face far fewer consequences.

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Consumers — not Uber's CEO — Are Responsible for Uber Drivers' Falling Income

Monopoly and CompetitionPrices

Blog03/01/2017
If Uber drivers think fares are too low, they should complain to consumers, and not to Uber's management.

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Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a "Tax Increase"

Taxes and SpendingMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog01/25/2017
The FHA has long subsidized home loans and home sales with its federal insurance program. Banks and Realtors want to keep the money flowing.

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Mexicans Are Blaming "Neoliberalism" for Socialism's Failures

Global EconomyMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog01/11/2017

A state monopoly on the oil industry has been impoverishing Mexicans for decades. Yet, the market is blamed for the economy's woes.

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The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/23/2016

In the early years, the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony had little to be thankful for until they gave up on dreams of utopia and turned to markets instead.

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