Criminalizing competition

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August 18, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"In 2005, the French bus company TSE sued a group of cleaning women who’d previously taken the bus to work, arguing that carpooling was unregulated competition that deprived the bus company of revenue. Although that that specific case was thrown out, the principle it illustrates -- a legal guarantee of rents from a monopoly on the right to do something -- is at the heart of capitalism (as opposed to the free market)." (08/17/11)  

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