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Bottleneckers : Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit (Hardcover) (William Mellor & Dick M.

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The Left, Right and Center all hate them: powerful special interests who use government power for their own private benefit. In an era when the Left hates ?fat cats” and the Right despises ?crony capitalists,” now there is an artful and memorable one-word pejorative they can both get behind: Bottleneckers.
A ?bottlenecker” is anyone who uses government power to limit competition thereby reaping monopoly profits and other benefits. Bottleneckers work with politicians to constrict competition, entrepreneurial innovation and opportunity; they limit consumer choice; they drive up consumer prices; and they support politicians who willingly overstep the constitutional limits of their powers to create, maintain, and expand these anticompetitive bottlenecks.
The Institute for Justice’s new book, Bottleneckers, coins a new word in the American lexicon, and provides a rich history and well-researched examples of bottleneckers in one occupation after another?from alcohol distributors to taxicab cartels?pointing the way to positive reforms.
Number of Pages: 355
Genre: Business + Money Management, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: William Mellor & Dick M. Carpenter
Language: English
Street Date: December 13, 2016
TCIN: 52114781
UPC: 9781594039072
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6261
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