This talk advances the idea that in a free, capitalistic society — as well as in variations thereof — non-coercive, trade-based monopolies can and do exist. The talk argues that such monopolies are a benevolent economic force for all partners in trade (such as customers and suppliers) and that business strategy is, at its root, a plan for achieving a monopoly. The talk, by Texas Christian University assistant professor Ryan Krause, also contends that by targeting real and imagined monopolies, antitrust law criminalizes business strategy.
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