[e2e] It's all my fault

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Fri May 18 06:29:58 PDT 2007

Adam Thierer is hardly an unbiased expert.  Cato is like Cheney - it 
hires people to prove what they already take on faith.  Thierer has one 
point of view among many - one that starts with the idea that private 
property is the core of goodness.

That said, I have been called an anarcho-libertarian among many other 
names.  Unfortunately for Cato, my view of liberty is closer to that of 
Hayek and the ACLU.

Dave Eckhardt wrote:
>> The universe of telecom facilities was owned and operated through the  
>> vehicle of adjacent, non-overlapping territorial monopolies for at  
>> least 4-5 decades leading up to the 1970s -- either as the result of  
>> a market outcome (e.g., in the US), or of subsequent movers observing  
>> how things played out in the earliest telecom markets (e.g., in the  
>> US).
> Actually, as a result of anti-competitive government interventions:
>   Unnatural Monopoly: critical moments in the development of the Bell System Monopoly
>   Adam D. Thierer 
>   Cato Journal
>   Volume 14 Number 2, Fall 1994
>   http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cjv14n2-6.html
> Dave Eckhardt

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