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^ #271 2017-05-09 10:05:53

daddycoolvip
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Brian OA wrote:

You are right in that it falls flat where there is no competition, but that is an extremely rare case in a free market. Even in cases where there is a monopoly present, it is difficult to maintain that without government intervention. Monopolies can only push their customers so far, and it ends up being substantially easier for a private company to come into the picture and provide a better service at a better price than push and wait for an anti-trust law to be passed.

what on earth are you talking about?

well-established big companies have a lot of power- they can hire lobbyists and otherwise interfere w/ politics using their resources, they have much lower costs associated with taking risks due to being so well established, have no issue with suppliers etc etc which basically means that they're a lot cheaper to run. government intervention is the only thing that prevents monopolies from appearing in these situations, that's why there's so much regulation to ensure that monopolies exist in as harmless a manner as possible, for the most part

small companies might appear and offer a better service to a specialised target market, but good luck doing that at a better price when large companies already have pretty much every benefit that they could possibly have. how's your book store going to compete with Amazon Books when they can get better deals with publishers, for example, simply by nature of being so huge? there's nothing you can do to compete aside from providing a higher quality service at a higher price, which means that you're aiming for a much smaller market

but yeah tl;dr the costs of starting a company can be fucking huge and you shouldn't completely ignore that in your argument against monopolies naturally existing, it's a key part of it. also, the government does a big part in helping out startup businesses also

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^ #272 2017-05-09 11:55:35

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In the states big companies like Comcast and AT&T actively use local legislation to keep their monopolies afloat. In many places its illegal for the municipal to offer a competing service if a big company is around, for example.

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^ #273 2017-05-09 18:38:26

daddycoolvip
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America never ceases to amaze, what the fuck

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^ #274 2017-05-09 19:00:11

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tfw local comfy ISP with decent service and no fucks about law



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^ #275 2017-05-10 19:40:09

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this is a great meme

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^ #276 2017-05-10 21:02:19

Aurelianus Augustus
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>Caliph Obama
Hah, great chuckle


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^ #277 2017-06-27 16:19:40

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This just got in, the FARCs will surrender their weapons and cease all violent activity in order to enter the politic business and try to restore peace

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