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October 20, 2020  Study on AAM

How Short-sighted Mathematical Models for Covid-19 Decimated the World

Policymakers have pursued public policies that have decimated the global economy and the world’s health while allowing themselves to be misled by scientists who build flawed models showing the entire population, and not just those most at risk, must be protected from the coronavirus (Covid-19) with social distancing.

Sent to CNN, Fox, NY Times, Breitbart, Intercept, FactCheck, Popular Science, Vox, NPR, The New Scientist, Wired Magazine, LA Times and more for story development

 

September 30, 2020  Study on AAM

Outrageous Education Costs Caused by School Subsidies

The monopolies and oligopolies of non-profit schools dominating America's elementary and secondary (K-12) and higher education take advantage of a lack of competition to cheat students and the country by demanding outrageous and skyrocketing prices. Politicians have suppressed competition by awarding non-profit public and private schools with preferential subsidies, mainly appropriations and tax breaks respectively.

 

June 22, 2020  Study on AAM

U.S. Energy Policymakers Risk Economic and Environmental Crises, and War

U.S. policymakers have spurned free competitive markets by using preferential policies to create energy monopolies and oligopolies, and pick winners and losers among fuel types. By preventing competition, fuel diversification and innovation, they have increased the risks of economic and environmental crises, and even war, in the near future.

 

February 26, 2020  Article on Mises

The Feds Choose Winners and Losers in the Energy Industries

Federal regulators have unwisely favored unreliable wind and solar energy over other renewable energies such as biomass.

 

February 25, 2020  Article on Mises

The Coal Industry's Ongoing Demise Is Helped Along by Federal Regulators

Federal regulators have unwisely favored the use of unsustainable natural gas over coal.

 

February 5, 2020  Article on Small Biz Daily

Tech Opportunities Depend on Shorter IP Lifetimes

Tech monopolies have been created with government IP protections from competition. Recent efforts to enforce antitrust and reform patent laws will not end the monopolization. The best chance is to shorten the lifetimes of intellectual property (IP), both copyright and patents.

 

May 23, 2019  Article on Mises

Government-Created Monopolies Are Everywhere

Throughout American history, politicians have awarded preferential policies to special interests that has allowed them to create monopolies and oligopolies dominating virtually every major market. Meanwhile, economists ignore it all.

 

December 24, 2018  Study on AAM

How Politicians Created Every Major Monopoly and Economic Problem

AAM's founder has published a first draft of a study showing government regulations imposed by politicians have favored and created the monopolies that have led to the major economic crises throughout U.S. history. Economists have enabled politicians by ignoring the pervasiveness of these monopolies. The claims, first championed by communists/socialists Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, that capitalism creates monopolies are false. The timing is critical because today's politicians, economists and journalists are falsely blaming capitalism for monopolies, wealth disparity and other economic problems. The founder is publishing parts of the report as articles on the site of the Mises Institute and appear on this page as posts.

 

December 1, 2018  Article on Mises

The Many Ways Governments Create Monopolies

Politicians have created monopolies and oligopolies in all of today’s major industrial sectors by imposing policies favoring special interests. Education and health care monopolies have been the most costly. 

 

May 9, 2017 (originally published on December 17, 2013)  Study/Article on Mises

How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive

The government caused the ongoing “health care cost crisis” in 1965 by increasing demand with the passage of Medicare and Medicaid while restricting the supply of doctors and hospitals. 

 

October 12, 2016  Video on You-tube

How U.S. Government Regulations Have Led to Virtually Every Monopoly and Economic Crisis

Government policies imposed by politicians have created monopolies in key industries throughout American history. 

 

February 29, 2016  Article on Mises

The Long History of Government Meddling in the American Marketplace

Every economic crisis recurring throughout U.S. history has been preceded by government regulations favoring special interests, particularly monopolies, in relevant industries.

 

 

The following are Guest Posts of Robert Rapier written by Mike Holly before founding AAM:

 

September 3, 2014  Article on Energy Trends Insider

U.S. Renewable Energy Industry Dominated by Monopolism and Cronyism

The U.S. has made renewable energy mandates an option for the states, who in turn have almost all given control of the mandates to their electricity monopolies (e.g., utilities). Typically, these monopolies use subsidized wind power either by building the generation themselves or conducting informal or formal bidding that is readily rigged to favor higher-cost bids from themselves and cronies.

 

October 24, 2013  Article on Energy Trends Insider

Wind Power Costs in U.S. Are Six Times Higher Than Claimed

Many U.S. special interests are misrepresenting wind power costs. An extra six cents can be explained by tax write-offs targeted to big companies and the rich that cover half to two-thirds of the capital costs of windmills. Moreover, states and utilities have inaccurately reported the required extra transmission and integration costs.

 

March 1, 2011  Article on Oil Price

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

Over the last century, U.S. politicians have formulated energy policies favoring monopolies and their affiliates and friends, while picking winners and losers among fuel types and even favoring higher-cost technologies, causing consumer and taxpayer rip-offs, increasing debt and pollution, and decreasing innovation, competitiveness, opportunities and growth.

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