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soothsayer

@verizon.net

No Free Market

There has never been a free market in broadband.
It has been a restricted market from day one with
heavy government regulation and restricted entry.

The blaming of a mythical free market is typical
of the statists who deny government culpability.

caseywor

join:2004-04-19
Birmingham, AL
Reviews:
·Charter
·Mediacom

Re: No Free Market

Very true. The "free market" that they refer to isn't free at all. There is a reason "free market" as we have been subjected to in this country hasn't worked very well in many instances. It isn't free in most ways! To the government regulation lovers, "Free Market" means that they are willing to let the private sector have some ownership in the enterprise, if just a little. That isn't free at all.
sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1

Re: No Free Market

said by caseywor:

Very true. The "free market" that they refer to isn't free at all. There is a reason "free market" as we have been subjected to in this country hasn't worked very well in many instances. It isn't free in most ways! To the government regulation lovers, "Free Market" means that they are willing to let the private sector have some ownership in the enterprise, if just a little. That isn't free at all.

Have you ever heard of a "natural monopoly"?

caseywor

join:2004-04-19
Birmingham, AL
Reviews:
·Charter
·Mediacom

Re: No Free Market

Yes, what makes you think this qualifies as one? We are not talking about gas, water, or power? However, natural could also be related to the fact that too many choices aren't economically feasible in the market anyway, would 4 power companies building in the same area be economically beneficial to the companies building them? No! So that kind of works itself out doesn't it?
Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

Re: No Free Market

Are you honestly that dense? So you would argue that 4 power companies would be inefficient and non-economical but say that 4 fiber or even 4 copper networks is economically beneficial to the companies that build them? That makes absolutely no sense.

It would be much more economical for there to be one nationwide fiber and cell tower network that reached every business and home so that any company (ISP, TV, Phone) could reach any consumer anywhere and any consumer could be reached by any company they wanted to be served by.
sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1
said by soothsayer :

There has never been a free market in broadband.
It has been a restricted market from day one with
heavy government regulation and restricted entry.

The blaming of a mythical free market is typical
of the statists who deny government culpability.

Do people like you even know what the word "statist" means?

caseywor

join:2004-04-19
Birmingham, AL

Re: No Free Market

Better question is do you?