Top 35 Monopolies Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Monopolies Quotes from famous people such as Mitch Kapor, N. R. Narayana Murthy, Virginia Postrel, P. J. O’Rourke, Franklin Foer, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Old ways of thinking die hard, particularly when they were weaned by legally enforced monopolies.
Mitch Kapor
All developmental activities for the common man such as education, healthcare, shelter and food distribution should be handled by reputed private sector institutions. It should be a competitive market in order to prevent the formation of monopolies.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Cable companies aren’t bad because they’re parts of unwieldy media conglomerates. They’re bad because they’re monopolies (even where they are no longer legally exclusive) and because the government policies that made them monopolies rewarded lobbying over customer service.
Virginia Postrel
Governments have monopolies on certain things, like eminent domain and deadly force.
P. J. O’Rourke
There’s this proud American tradition of worrying about the power of communication companies. That going all the way back to the founding, we’ve tried to limit the power of monopolies that played a role in our democracy.
Franklin Foer
I’m not denying that monopolies are terrible things, but I am denying that it is readily easy to resolve them through legislation of that nature.
Alan Greenspan
Trump makes really, really powerful arguments, for example in relation to healthcare. He talks about the cartels and the concentration of power and the health insurance companies effectively having monopolies and ripping people off.
Steve Hilton
We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.
Henry A. Wallace
I talked about the barriers created by monopolies. I said that it was the role of government to break up these monopolies and that we couldn’t do it alone.
Joichi Ito
The federal government has shown little willingness to stand up to corporate monopolies, and use its powers under the existing antitrust statutes, including the powerful Clayton Act and Sherman Act.
Zephyr Teachout
Instead of abandoning competition and giving banks protected monopolies once again, the public would be better served by making it easier to close banks when they get into trouble. Instead of making banking boring, let us make it a normal industry, susceptible to destruction in the face of creativity.
Raghuram Rajan
India made a big mistake by signing up to TRIPS. With a population of 1.3 billion, India can’t afford a monopoly in healthcare. Monopolies lead to higher prices and we can’t allow them in a country like India with so much poverty and misery. It was like signing our own death warrant.
Yusuf Hamied
Competition drives growth in the end as opposed to monopolies.
Dido Harding
Monopolies are bad and deserve their reputation when things are static and the monopolies function as toll collectors… But I think they’re quite positive when they’re dynamic and do something new.
Peter Thiel
As large publishers turn into monopolies, and the MBAs who are running them – maybe editors used to run them before – are steadily tightening the screws, they feel more and more that they get to call the shots.
William T. Vollmann
Big telecommunications monopolies – many of whom now seek to be content providers as well – shouldn’t be able to price others out of the market simply because they can’t pay as much as the giants.
Maya Wiley
Many U.S. Sunday papers are monopolies, and their contents can be an extension of the daily.
Andrew Neil
We protect monopolies with copyright.
Peter Thiel
When money, rather than innovation or value, is your competitive advantage, that’s when things get boring and stagnant, and monopolies take root.
Hank Green
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
Ludwig von Mises
Monopolies are bad because people get bad service for high prices. Competition is good because people get good service for competitive prices.
Timothy C. Draper
I don’t think we can go back to the old days. But I think that what the government needs to do is it needs to make sure that the pricing is fair, that you don’t have monopolies out there, so that people don’t have a chance to compete fairly.
Dan Glickman
Every country has the right to determine its own laws. And India can’t afford monopolies.
Yusuf Hamied
Monopolists always defend their monopolies by arguing that competition is wasteful. When the railroad barons completed their monopoly, they argued it would be wasteful to have competing rail lines, AT&T said the same thing. But today, the size and scope of these monopolies is different.
Franklin Foer
Mexico is trapped by a dense network of rent-seekers and monopolies in sectors that are crucial for economic growth, including telecommunications, energy, transportation, and financial services.
Denise Dresser
After we have calmly stood by and allowed monopolies to grow fat, we should not be asked to make them bloated.
John Griffin Carlisle
Publishing had been successful where there had been natural geographic monopolies.
Joe Mansueto
It’s interesting that people throughout the existence of the web have been concerned about monopolies.
Tim Berners-Lee
That means following a very restrictive fiscal and monetary policy which will squeeze the monopolies and cut their subsidies. On the micro level we will allow other economic agents, both domestic and foreign, to compete with them.
Vaclav Klaus
Some big pharmaceutical companies have engaged in dirty tricks to extend their patents, holding monopolies on certain drugs to pad their profits at consumers’ expense.
Mike Braun
The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check.
John Bates Clark
Software patents are dangerous to software developers b

Software patents are dangerous to software developers because they impose monopolies on software ideas.
Richard Stallman
How come there’s only one Monopolies Commission?
Nigel Rees
Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation.
Gavin Newsom
The IP system is an artificial construct that excessively rewards owners of intellectual property, granting them monopolies over inventions and ideas that, in many cases, are the product of generations of thinkers and/or publicly funded research.
Guy Standing