This is a unique dispatch. Anarcho-capitalists report from the heart of socialist Venezuela, a pretty risky endeavor.
The video is raw. Much of it is in Spanish. But this is real on the ground insight. The guy doing this must be a little bit nuts – thankfully. Kudos.
Cartels rarely survive very long without the backing of the government. The big trusts over the years have only continued on over the long term if they had the protection of the state. In a free market with free prices monopolists are constantly undermined by new firms, with newer equipment and better methods. There is no better trust buster than the market.
If however the companies in power at a particular time can buy into the government and create a regulatory moat around their firms the old,