Corporate monopolies are functionally governmental without the responsibility that goes with it. Can’t ensure accountability when there’s nowhere to turn.

Corporate monopolies are functionally governmental without the responsibility that goes with it. Can’t ensure accountability when there’s nowhere to turn.

Don’t they? There’s elections. Laws. What’s Corp got? Monopolies are unaccountable.

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Can’t vote out with wallet when there’s no competition. (see: ISP for examples)

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I’d like to believe in voluntaryism. But that’s like believing in Economics 101 “invisible hand of the market”.

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Striking a balance is fine. But pure free market is ridiculous as would be pure government control of all things.

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I worked for big pharma once. Sociopaths and fools is all you find. But they knew how to use lawyers and “regulations” were always a joke and still are.

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“oh no regulations” is silly. They don’t get in the way of business and never did. Under 50 employees? Sure. But deregulating only benefits the micro business in the short term because deregulating allows big businesses to swallow the micro biz up faster.

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Maybe. They should be held more accountable if they’re providing necessary services. Boutique services or products don’t matter so much.

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I don’t know. Above a certain $$, gov ‘n biz are all tangled up in a knot.

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