Mike Holly received Master degrees in Business Administration and Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1980 and 1983, respectively. His health care article published on Mises Wire is an updated and condensed version of his MBA thesis. He did his internship at the Minnesota Department of Health where he invented an ambulance allocation model. After receiving his chemical engineering degree, he worked as an Alternative Energy Engineer and Business Analyst with the Minnesota Department of Energy and Economic Development from 1984-5. In 1985, he co-founded Sorgo Fuels and Chemicals, Inc. to develop technology for the production of various products from an agricultural crop, but was blocked by preferential government policies favoring monopolies and also production from other resources. In 2016, he founded Americans Against Monopolies to catalog the preferential government policies favoring monopolies in virtually every major U.S. market.