monopolies

Even a sweetly-behaved maple syrup cartel is a big policy error

Quebec produces 72 per cent of the world’s maple syrup output, much more than Saudi Arabia’s 13 per cent share of world oil production.

William Watson: To boldly compete—space becomes a profit centre

The space industry is becoming very competitive. National monopolies such as NASA seem less and less necessary.

Let’s Uberize the rest of Canada’s economy

If we eliminate all government-granted monopolies, people could compete with lawyers, even doctors.

Government monopoly over education leaves families adrift

Normally at this is the time of year many BC families would be counting down the days until school resumed. But this year is different, with the ongoing BC teachers’ union labour dispute casting a pall of uncertainty over the start of the school year. It’s a classic example of the negative effects of a monopoly, and as is often the case with monopolies, ordinary families are the ones most affected.
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