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In the USA the idea that private sector monopolies are much worse than public monopolies is tantamount to heresy. Only a socialist or communist would say that.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jan 30th, 2018 at 04:46:39 AM EST
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A private sector monopoly is impossible anyway, because the magic of the market will make sure it's always disrupted by innovative startups. So, since they are theoretically impossible, it's best to avoid looking for them, lest one's eyes be traumatized by a vision of an Eldritch Horror.
by Zwackus on Wed Jan 31st, 2018 at 01:51:55 AM EST
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The Unobservable Foot will always kick the monopolists into the dust bins of history.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Jan 31st, 2018 at 04:14:33 AM EST
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Wot! Kick Google and Facebook into the internet memory cache? You would need the invisible hand, unobservable foot, and lots of fat-fingered friends and Russian bots to achieve such a feat...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jan 31st, 2018 at 12:16:29 PM EST
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