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Rick Geddes

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Rick Geddes is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an assistant professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.

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A Timely Proposal for Postal Reform

by Rick Geddesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The United States Postal Service amounts to a bloated and inefficient government monopoly. Can it be reformed? By Hoover fellow Rick Geddes.

Competing with the Government: Anticompetitive Behavior and Public Enterprises

Competing with the Government: Anticompetitive Behavior and Public Enterprises

by Rick Geddesvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, January 1, 2004

Examining a variety of instances in which government and private firms compete, the authors raise fundamental questions about the proper relationship between business and government in a market economy and underline the need for significant policy change regarding competition

Uncle Sam, Unfair Competitor

by Rick Geddesvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

When it comes to engaging in predatory pricing and unfair competition, Microsoft has nothing on the U.S. government. By Hoover fellow Rick Geddes.

Neither Snow nor Sleet . . . Can Dampen This Monopoly

by Rick Geddesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

Once the federal government completes its antitrust case against Microsoft, perhaps it should set its sights on another communications industry monopoly—the United States Postal Service. By Hoover national fellow Rick Geddes.