Allocation of IP Addresses

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Fri Mar 15 05:40:24 UTC 1996

Barry Shein writes:
> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry at>
> >Monopolies are a chimera, a myth. Almost all monopolies that last for
> >more than a couple of years have been the result of government
> >regulation preventing market entry -- AT&T being a shining
> >example.
> It is disingenuous to claim that monopolies are a myth merely because
> they haven't existed in recent history.

I'm arguing that they haven't ever really existed, except with
government intervention to create them.

Pick a point where you claim they have existed and an example or two
of a lasting monopoly and we can talk.

> Would you claim there have been no anti-monopoly or anti-trust actions
> ever (successfully) prosecuted under Taft-Hartley?

Would you claim that there have never been successful prosecutions for


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