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  •  A Monopoly Is When a Hundred Businesses Have (9+ / 0-)

    some requirement on them?

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 11:32:02 AM PDT

    •  Yeah (4+ / 0-)
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      "You can't discriminate against sick people" has a monopoly on the insurance market.

      I don't think he knows what that word means.

    •  Exactly! (11+ / 0-)

      Just like state and local health boards are creating a monopoly by requiring that all restaurants maintain food safety standards, rather than allowing for healthy competition between restaurants that don't have e.coli in their burgers and those that do.

      And that damn FAA is creating a monopoly in airlines, by requiring regular maintenance and inspection of airplanes and other safety measures, rather than allowing for healthy competition between planes that don't crash, and planes that do.

      Why does the government create so many monopolies?

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 11:47:38 AM PDT

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      •  to be fair health icould benefit from (0+ / 0-)

        more competition

        reforms of the AMA etc to get more doctors etc would be good. we don't have enough

        But not the way these assholes want to go. Hatchet, for scalpel jobs.

        I don't know. they say the AMA is a guild that prevents too many doctors. I know as a liberal the AMA probably does more then just interfere with competition but at the same time i know as a left libertarian they probably have their hands in both cookie jars

        IDK. someone should look into it.

        Killing Obamacare and all regulation isn't the way to increase competition though. There are better ways

        http://www.actblue.com/page/accountabilitynow If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

        by daeros on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00:18 PM PDT

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