I'm a newbie to economics, but, I've started to develop a side interest for it. As I've been reading up on economic theories, I have slowly become a proponent for the free market, with minimalist bureaucratic intervention. However, I have a few questions, how does the free market prevent monopolies? Without government intervention, how does the free market prevent large corporations from practicing predatory pricing? Should the government place restrictions on certain industries, to promote "green" energy? Are natural monopolies inevitable? Even without government coercion, entering the electrical business seems extremely costly. Are some monopolies "good"? I would love any detailed responses, also what are people's thought on Reagan's policies? Does anyone think, Bill Clinton's boom was a result of him doing anything?