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The Myth of Natural Monopoly.

Thomas Di Lorenzo explores the history of the concept of ‘natural’ monopolies, and its use to justify state interventionism in the economy.

It is a myth that natural monopoly theory was developed first by
economists, and then used by legislators to “justify” franchise monop-
olies. The truth is that the monopolies were created decades before the
theory was formalized by intervention-minded economists, who then
used the theory as an ex post rationale for government intervention.

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Free to Dissent in Academe? A new documentary criticizes the current state of academic freedom.

Inspired after a meeting with Michael Moore, Evan Coyne Maloney decided his voice should also be heard. In a plea on his website for funding support, internet enterpreneur Stuart Browning and “Hollywood” lawyer Blaine Greenberg answered the call, and the project commenced. This his first film, “Indoctrinate U” looks at the acceptance of academic dissent on the American Campus today. Young filmmakers who tackle serious issues like free speech should be supported, so please go to the film’s website and Learn More

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