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Fantasy Sports and the State of Nevada Go Head-to-Head

Monopoly and Competition

Blog10/18/2015

Nevada has ruled that online fantasy sports are subject to gambling license laws in the state. The reason for the ruling is painfully clear: to suppress competition with the big casinos in the state.

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Science and the Market Test

The EntrepreneurCalculation and KnowledgeMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/25/2015

There's no Platonic laboratory where "pure" science happens independent of human ideas, motivations, and institutions.

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Intervention in One Lesson

Corporate WelfareInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog04/24/2015

The story of intervention is as old as governments and commerce, and even though the details change, the basic narrative stays the same.

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Microbreweries Craft New Flavors of IP Regulation

Legal SystemU.S. EconomyEntrepreneurshipInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog03/11/2015

There’s an interesting story in the news about my hometown of Fort Collins, and how its growing craft beer scene is threatened by intellectual property disputes.

The microbrew...

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Mark Thornton on Cybersecurity

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition

Blog02/20/2015

Mark Thornton comments in WND's article on recent cyber-security breaches. Thornton notes that, when breaches do occur, "Most, if not all of the time, the customer isn’t harmed; it’s the company that’s harmed. As a result, banks and retailers seek out enhanced security...

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800 Years of Entrepreneurship

World HistoryEntrepreneurshipInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog01/20/2015

Entrepreneurship still isn’t very popular in economics, but Austrian ideas are increasingly influential in contemporary management research, where the future is bright for young Austrians.

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Entrepreneurs Build the Roads—and Government Closes Them

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog01/09/2015

Last year, British entrepreneur Mike Watts made headlines when he opened England’s first private toll road in more than a hundred years. The road has now been closed, but its brief history provides a sad (and all-too-typical)...

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Prepare for the Global Corporate State of Facebook?

Monopoly and Competition

Blog10/31/2014

In the dystopian movie Rollerball, all the world is ruled by one giant corporate state “controlling access to all transport, luxury, housing, communication, and food on a global basis.”

Thanks to popular media and the errors of neoclassical economics, we are trained to...

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The True Purpose of "Competition" Policy

Monopoly and Competition

Blog07/10/2014

"Competition policy" is one of those great Orwellian terms that means the opposite of what it seems to mean. In most countries, antitrust policy is designed not to enhance competition, but to stifle it, by...

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