Three, three, three mints in one!

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

"Most folks' worries about monopoly come down to fear of out-of-control competition. In many industries, for the industry to work, there must be general cooperation among competitors. (Think of telephones and electricity distribution, etc.) The reason many people want to regulate 'natural monopolies' is that it seems only natural that businesses would balk at working together on shared standards — they would balk at any form of cooperation … they're competitors, dagnabbit! But evidence of competitors cooperating for consumer good is all around us." (03/20/17)