Most industries are dominated by monopolies. How we enforce antitrust law explains far more than you might think.

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My first monopoly was AT&T.

I lived on a commune until I was eight. We didn’t have toilets, but we did have phones. We didn’t own them. It was a commune, after all. But they were in our house and we got to use them.

When we reentered “normal” civilization, we still didn’t own our phones. AT&T did. This was 1984, the same year Congress broke them up. I was more confused than injured by their power…

Luke Kanies

Founder, adviser, and strategist. Writing at lukekanies.com and second-publishing here.

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