Trust Busting

At American Thinker, James Leggette argues, by analogy with the wireless phone industry, that the GOP must return to conservative principles if it is to regain political parity with the Democratic Party. The comparison with the telecoms is apt. As John Paczkowski recently noted regarding the AT&T/Verizon duopoly: "the two account for about 60 percent of all U.S. cellular subscribers."

Reflecting on the Obama administration's stated intention to step up enforcement of anti-trust laws, Septimus writes at the Whig: "As competition improves business as well as politics, this is a step in the right direction." Indeed. Reversing Leggette's analogy, one has to wonder how long it will be before the contradiction between US panegyrics to competition, on the one hand, and the reality of collusion in both the economic and political realms, on the other, will lead to serious reconsideration of the statutory and legislative institutionalization of the Republicrat/Demoblican duopoly.

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