Borders examines government’s role in dealing with monopolies

The latest edition of Max BordersIdeas Matter update features an item focusing on the links between government and monopoly power.

Lynn Kiesling explains why the competitive process — with the lure of big margins — is far better than government interfering in the marketplace to break up a monopoly. Breaking up a monopoly can undermine innovation, Kiesling argues. Where competitors see an inpenetrable wall, innovators see opportunity. But when it comes right down to it, lasting monopolies aren’t created by monopolists alone. …

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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