Price Hikes for Government-Run Monopolies in Utah County

Prices for many of the services performed by the Utah County Health Department rose significantly in 2018, especially by their Environmental Health Department that oversees services for new subdivisions, as I was told at their front desk and by employee Jason Garrett. These are monopoly services. Do you think licensed, free-market professionals could perform these […]

Utah County Commissioners Create Earth Extraction Pit Monopolies

At today’s Utah County Commissioners’ January 23, 2018 Meeting, Commissioners Lee and Ivie voted to rezone many sections of land on West Mountain to a new grazing zone where no new mining or earth extraction operations are permitted to commence. By doing so, they literally elevated the operations there to monopoly status. Pits are now […]

Using the Force of Government to Keep Car Dealerships in Business

by Robert John Stevens, May 6, 2016 Suppose you bake yummy cookies. Should government deny you of your right to sell them directly to your customers? That’s what Utah does for car manufactures. If Tesla Motors wants to sell directly to the public then let them: Tesla waging car-sales fight before Utah Supreme Court. There […]