What if we could get rid of political monopolies?

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"Protecting incumbents from their voters is one thing the Democrats and Republicans can still agree on. Through a series of anticompetitive tactics, the two political parties have created a hidden monopoly structure that accounts for a Congress with a 77 percent disapproval rating yet a nearly 90 percent re-election rate."

The Democrats and Republicans serve as monopolies in our political system. The negative effects of monopolies in economics are well known (the lack of competition makes poor products/services more likely, and innovation is stifled) - and the same is true for our politics. What if this weren't the case, and how could we start moving past monopoly politics?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/opinion/primary-challengers.html

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Could local elections do away with parties first?

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