The economic market, when left to run on its own in a capitalist setting, tends to defy administrative boundaries and drive out local protectionism. This inherent tendency for capital to expand is tied to the profit motive and advantages of the economy of scale. The capitalist ideal is to have a market that allows the free flow of capital and opens to competition at all levels-local, regional, national, and even global. 1 This capitalist logic not only applies to the manufacturing and other economic sectors but also the media and cultural industry. Illustrative of this model is the United States where media investors are generally free to make investments across state and county boundaries.