Government vs. Markets

Amanda Walker amanda at
Thu Oct 6 09:35:35 PDT 1994

> A geographical monopoly with *guns*, and a mandate from the masses to 
> use them.  I can't say that I've ever seen a Niagara-Mohawk or NYNEX 
> tank. 

The government does not have a monopoly on military force.  In fact, the 2nd 
amendment explicitly prohibits such a monopoly, however much it has become 
eroded in recent decades.

However, I will agree with you that a certain amount of corporate coercion 
goes on with government collusion (not all, however: look at Westlaw or 
Equifax for examples).

Amanda Walker
InterCon Systems Corporation

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