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Re: Allocation of IP Addresses

  • From: Barry Shein
  • Date: Thu Mar 14 23:25:14 1996

From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@piermont.com>
>Monopolies are a chimera, a myth. Almost all monopolies that last for
>more than a couple of years have been the result of government
>regulation preventing market entry -- AT&T being a shining
>example.

It is disingenuous to claim that monopolies are a myth merely because
they haven't existed in recent history.

Monopolies have been illegal for the past 100 years. And unlike many
other illegal activities, it's sort of hard to run a monopoly
covertly.

Why not just say that retail nuclear weapons outlets are impossible
because no one can give you an example of one?

Would you claim there have been no anti-monopoly or anti-trust actions
ever (successfully) prosecuted under Taft-Hartley? Or that
Taft-Hartley itself is just entirely the product of deluded morons?

Actually, I suppose you would.

-- 
        -Barry Shein

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