Southern Pacific steam engine No. 1364 in 1891.
Efforts to curb railroads' monopoly power in the 19th century hold lessons for 21st-century policymakers and internet giants alike.
Small economic players stand no chance to thrive in South Africa due to domination of key sectors by monopolies.
South Africa's idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has triggered long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult, especially in vulnerable media industries.
The Supreme Court of Canada's 2015 decision to allow a hazardous waste monopoly in B.C. gave life to long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult.
South Africa's Competition Commission may be wasting resources in undertaking market inquiries as they are expensive and yield little results.
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Uber’s business model suggests something has to give – either its imperial ambitions or its presence in markets which hold it to account.
South Africa needs to decide if it will continue to waste public money on its national carrier, or incur the costs of letting SAA go bankrupt.
There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.
The country needs a new economic strategy that puts small businesses at the core of the development strategy.
South Africa's 14 point plan to achieve economic recovery lacks detail and vision of how the country is going to get itself out the prevailing economic crisis.
European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has followed an antitrust enforcement strategy pioneered in the U.S.
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Europe's approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.
The Big Three.
Together, three asset managers now control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.
Google employees may be getting a free lunch, but not its customers.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Melbourne.
The way governments have handled the compensation process for taxi drivers, as ride-sharing app Uber is legalised, is uneven.
Free Basics is only some people’s idea of ‘equality’.
Free Basics may be free to the user, but it'll cost India's economy in the long run.
Amendments to South Africa’s competition law provides more scrutiny of pricing practices in oligopolistic markets.
South Africa's tightening up of its competition law enables it to punish collusive conduct by firms, but there are major obstacles to implementing the changes.
In Monopol-e-Commerce, who plays the hat, and who gets the boot?
Legal moves against Google are a major step, with implications that will stretch across the industry.
BT is big… but a smaller BT won’t necessarily be more beautiful.
Ever since BT was privatised there have been calls to break it up. But with the steps Ofcom has already taken, it's not clear there's any benefit for consumers.
Kindness, humility - and a new approach to regulating monopolies: Nobel Prize for Economic Science, Jean Tirole.
The winner of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Jean Tirole, is one of the most prolific, respected and admired economic theorists of the last 30 years and has had significant influence…