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    We're an uneducated society.  The risk of vertical integration should be a commonly held understanding of an educated society.  Doesn't mean everyone should be an economist but they should understand what it means.  Here is a link to a simple explanation.  Like most things it's not really that simple but it's good enough for internet experts.

    Few Examples of Past Vertical Integration:
    Oil
    Transportation
    Telephone

    Vertical Integration

    That being said I like the Tesla model and despise auto dealers. But doing away with auto dealerships brings on a whole host of other issues. Mostly the money sucked out of the local economy and going to shareholders.  Likely something in between will evolve.  

    If I comply with non-compliance am I complying? Sarcasm is the ability to insult stupid people without them realizing it.

    by thestructureguy on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 12:28:25 PM PDT

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    •  I note that those industries you list all have (1+ / 0-)
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      high barriers which make it difficult to start competing businesses, and some are also semi-regulated.

      I think the internet is impacting all sales, and the auto industry will be greatly changed in the coming years.

    •  The current "state of the art" (1+ / 0-)
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      in the auto dealership business model is obselete, imo.

      However, the additional online research that I did in the interim was very helpful.

      Good discussion.

      “Vote for the party closest to you, but work for the movement you love.” ~ Thom Hartmann 6/12/13

      by ozsea1 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 03:56:15 PM PDT

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