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A (legal; natural) monopoly exists when one firm can meet the entire market demand at a lower average total cost than two or more firms could.

A monopoly that is able to sell different units of a good or service for different prices is a (natural-price; price-discriminating) monopoly.

The act of obtaining special treatment by the government to create an economic profit is called (government surplus; rent seeking).

Regulated firms have an incentive to inflate their costs under (rate of return; price cap) regulation.

The U.S. Postal Service has a (natural; legal) monopoly on first class mail delivery.

A (single-price; price discriminating) monopoly maximizes profit by producing the quantity at which marginal revenue equals marginal cost and then charging the maximum price that consumers are willing to pay for that quantity.

The key idea behind price discrimination is to convert (consumer surplus; producer surplus) into economic profit.

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