Comment: You should stay in your zone of competence

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You should stay in your zone of competence

Whatever that is, it is not economics, economic terminology, or history.

Monopoly is a grant of exclusive privilege in a market originally given by a monarch.

Monopoly is not owning something. Monopoly is a claim against how other people may dispose of their own property, their capital and wtih whom and how they may exchange it.

Surely you are not trying to float out the keynesian redefintion of 'natural' monopoly, which is the definition of a chimera. The idea that in a free market some approximation of a real monopoly can be obtained? This has been shown logically to be impossible and historically it has never happenned. Marc understands this. Does that argument need to be recapitulated? Perhaps Marc will be so kind as to explain it to you. If not I certainly can.