Monopoly and Competition

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Land Monopoly

Big GovernmentMonopoly and CompetitionPrivate Property


"There are two types of ethically invalid land titles: "feudalism," in which there is continuing aggression by titleholders of land against peasants engaged in transforming the soil; and land-engrossing, where arbitrary claims to virgin land are used to keep first-transformers out...

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Bookstores in Trouble

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange


Sadly, Borders Group, Inc. is in trouble and it's up for sale. More and more of these companies continue to drop as consumers pinch pennies on wanna-have but don't-need items. I listened to...

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Patent Hypocrisy

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition


It always galls me when I see limousine liberals send their kids to fancy private schools while supporting public school; or Congressmen exempting themselves from their own wage and hour legislation.

IP laws are no different. Congress enacts laws protecting imaginary things, with...

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Live by the Sword...

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange


Am I unlibertarian for hoping this guy wins? I mean, live by the sword, die by the sword, right? These companies clearly actively pursue, support, and employ government monopolies (patents) and use them to squelch competition. If this happens to violate federal anti-trust law, is this a tragedy...

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Et Tu, Opera?

Monopoly and Competition


[Cross-posted at Organizations and Markets]

Opera is an innovative company that makes a fine web browser and has a devoted following. I use Opera...

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Europe's Internet Troubles

Monopoly and Competition


Internet access is one of the main drivers for economic and social development. No wonder that the wide availability of broadband access, as one of the main indicators of technology advancement of the economy, is shaping the agenda of governments. Everyone demands broadband access. However,...

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FTC and Intel

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition


Here we go again with real competition being portrayed as anticompetitive. The front page of the San Jose Mercury News reads, "FTC declines to probe Intel” because the head of the FTC is not moving forward with requests by Intel competitor AMD and lawmakers to look into...

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Nothing New Under the Sun

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipMonopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange


There's no doubt that prosperity has smiled brighter and brighter on the last four generations. My grandparents, like many newly arrived from the Hell of Central Europe, lived in the attic above their ramshackle store. Their grandchildren however ramble around in what they would consider a...

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