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Top message:  Faulty Assumption by T Bone   Mar 20, 2013, 11:04 AM

Replying to:  Re: Faulty Assumption by vikes0115   Mar 20, 2013, 11:18 AM

Re: Faulty Assumption

by Zpike    Mar 21, 2013, 8:42 PM

We have an oligopoly in every market in the USA, because the ignorant, incompetent, and greedy Federal Government prefers price fixing schemes and big business money as opposed to busting up monopolies and enforcing competition.

Someone earlier in the thread suggested that we could get some healthy competition by enforcing just such a ridiculous price fixing scheme and forcing big companies to give better prices to MVNO's. Every time the government has ever tried something like that, prices have gone up. Despite what the author of the earlier post thought, such ridiculous notions do not produce competition- they stifle it.

The way to produce competition is to bust up these conglomerates. Then take a hard look at the copyright and patent system. Realize we don't live in the same world that created that system. Do away with 99% of it, and enable people to start their own businesses without fear that some huge corporation already patented the air they breathe. That will bring back competition. But building one or two huge conglomerates that controls everything and then trying to regulate it has always proved to be a failure. Free markets work. Regulated markets fail, plain and simple.

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