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This chapter is authored by Nathaniel Branden, who comments on some basic economic concepts. Branden begins by asking what prevents the formation of monopolies in a system of laissez-faire capitalism. He claims it is a fallacy of Marxism and economists to believe you cannot have free economies without the development of monopoly. The term evils of monopoly refer to coercive monopoly. This is a situation where a monopolist is completely independent of the market in setting his prices and production policies. It is a situation where competition is impossible and it is a situation only created by government in terms of special licenses, subsidies, actions or some kind of special privileges. A coercive monopoly is an entity like the electric or phone company and can only come into being through the existence of the principle of statism.

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