You can pass one law to limit monopolies...

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    That explains why everyone loves the DMV.
     
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    Very few, if any, government agencies are very well regulated lol
     
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    On the contrary, the regulations are both extensive and specific. That is why there is a problem.
     
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    Uncle Milty beat the drum that monopolies were created by governments for a very long time, but ultimately it was a specious argument. Free trade has also not panned out according to his predictions either. So what do you get when you combine two bad mistakes? Citizens United of course. Beat the free trade drum, ignore anti-trust laws, and cut government regulation of things like monopolies and soon they have enough economic power to capture political power, which is then used to create more monopoly power. Everybody is happy except the 99.8% of the population that gets screwed, but who cares about them?

    The short answer is enforce the Sherman Anti-trust Act of 1890.
     
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    Too true, I should have said well managed. And any business that is not well managed will fail. Be it public or private, monopoly or not.

    The problem is of course that the government doesn't care if an agency fails, they just pour more money into it and keep on trucking.
     
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    Because unemployment insurance/social security afforded the congress to venture outside their powers in Article 1 Section 8 of the constitution. It was these two programs in the supreme court that changed the constitution forever.
     

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