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  •  Monopolies and manipulating markets is far (1+ / 0-)
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    from a new phenomena. Always been that way.  Humans will exploit any advantage they can.

    Romney is George W. Bush without brains.

    by thestructureguy on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 08:03:57 PM PDT

    •  Of course they will (3+ / 0-)
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      banjolele, semiot, cotterperson

      That's why other people used to make laws to prevent that. Unfortunately the lawmakers are now glorified butlers for the people with all the money.
      Of course it pays them more to be a billionaire's butler than a servant of the people, so that is the free market at work as well. However, if people are miserable enough, they will change the rules, and sometimes that process can be exceedingly unpleasant.

      "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

      by northsylvania on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:11:19 AM PDT

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