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I think you're on pretty thin ice here, rdf.

European Tribune - Comments - In Defense of Monopoly

1. Elimination of waste of scarce resources

You cannot be serious.

European Tribune - Comments - In Defense of Monopoly

Elimination of corruption and influence peddling

A change only in the nature of the corruption and influence peddling, I think.

European Tribune - Comments - In Defense of Monopoly

Improvement in reliability of core infrastructure industries

Now that I give you.

European Tribune - Comments - In Defense of Monopoly

Stable earnings for investors

With an adequate regulatory regime, I give you that, too.

European Tribune - Comments - In Defense of Monopoly

Elimination of "me too" products and replacement by real innovation

Me too products, yes.

Real innovation - not conducive to management progress up the food chain. Far easier to take no chances.

I believe that it is now possible to develop a hybrid partnership-based "Not for Loss" monopoly enterprise model which will in practice give the benefits you claim for state sanctioned monopolies.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Dec 14th, 2008 at 06:13:54 PM EST
So far not one person has "gotten" this essay. Satire is dead...

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape
by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Sun Dec 14th, 2008 at 07:58:58 PM EST
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Too subtle for me,clearly... ;-)

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Dec 14th, 2008 at 08:41:02 PM EST
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