Reply to post: Re: Monopoly = Artificial Scarcity

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Ashton Black

Re: Monopoly = Artificial Scarcity

Whilst I agree, in principle, the current situation is a direct consequence of the, close to, laissez-faire capitalism that runs in the US. What regulations there are, are under attack, seemingly endlessly, by those who's bottom lines depend on flying close to the legal wind. The FCC seems to be largely toothless and is under sustained pressure from some of the most lobbied politicos.

Those with the largest lobbying funds, tend to get favorable outcomes in congress and the senate.

Without changing the system, to force the representatives to represent the society at large, rather than those who pay the most, the "other guy/gal" will probably be just as susceptible to the lobbying, but after, they are elected.

Anyway, your idea, whilst very admirable, would be laughed out of Washington, as some sort of socialism!

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