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said by Somnambul33t:"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son..." said by cewagy:
Finally someone is thinking the right way about this thing. After the t-mobile merger goes through, there is only one more hurdle (verizon) and we can be back to the golden age of telecom.
Hooray for monopolies.
only the government creates monopolies by denying new players entry into the market, issuing tax breaks to one company over another, by creating mandates, by selectively issuing/denying permits, by creating price ceilings, etc etc etc. the SOLE source of "monopolies" IS GOVERNMENT! you CAN NOT complain about a monopoly or duopoly without first complaining about the government that created it.
While Government can and has created monopolies through misguided or broadly formatted laws (ref: copyright), pandering to special interests, etc; it is not the core creator or progenitor of ALL monopolies. Most monopolies formed either through industry collusion or through natural forces related to the industry itself.
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