Government steps in as the invisible hand fails

It's time to confront the myth of free enterprise

Would communication industry innovation have been as fast if Ma Bell hadn’t been challenged?
Photo by Bu Yousef on

There were no dials, no buttons, and certainly nothing to look at on the sturdy black phones in the little Midwestern city where I was born. If you lifted the receiver, a woman would politely ask, “Number please?” She worked f…

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