By Ryan Krause
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 also contends that by targeting real and imagined monopolies, antitrust law criminalizes business strategy.
This talk was recorded at the 2015 Objectivist Summer Conference in Charlotte, NC.
(MP3 download, 52.90 MB)