First, this on "The Cycle of the Taxi Wars" describing how the taxi industry bounces back and forth from regulated to deregulated because we cycle through no regulation where bad stuff keeps happening to regulation and gradual regulatory capture could describe many industries, including telecom.
Second, this column on "Men Want To Be More Equal, But The System Defeats Them" and follow up on the data used for the column is, in my experience, exactly right. And it is why we need systemic change. Been meaning to write about my own experiences on this. Someday.