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Originally posted by dashen
Wow. What do you get the megaconglomorate that has everything?
A planet? A star system?
Originally posted by visualmiscreant
Karl Marx talked about this a long time ago. I can't remember word for word, but paraphrased it goes something like this...
Capitalism inevitably becomes Communism, because it produces monopolies, and balances unemployment with inflation. Probably nowhere near right, but maybe somebody knows the quote. Gosh, I'm slipping...
You know, Dennis Kucinich is a little guy like Theodore Roosevelt and obviously has something good going on judging by the looks of his wife and what he stands for... He may very well be what is needed as a candidate of the Democratic party for president... These Robber Baron creeps have been getting everything they have wanted and able to undo the laws that did away with monopolies starting in 1981 when GE schooled and groomed Ronald Reagan was elected to the presidency. I could see what was ahead for us when that went down.
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Djdoubt03
Looks like hunting season for Teddy Roosevelt to me.
When one business or company dominates its area and squeezes out all its competition, the result is the consumer does not have a free choice, and inevitably the price of it's products or services will increase, and the 'Monopoly' increases it's profit. Although, sometimes prices stay low to discourage anyone from entering the market, profit still does occur. Not to be confused with a pure monopoly, where a company has control over the entire market for a product because of barriers to entry, a monopoly doesn't exist with complete control. However, a monopoly is a philosophical process of direct competition leading to a pure monopoly, it is not in itself a purely dominating force. It is rather, the process of obtaining competitive grounds for a strive toward total control. The board game Monopoly is based on this concept. The idea is to buy all the property and build lots of houses and hotels, dominate the board and charge all the other players high rents... you get rich and win. The winner of the game is the one whom grasps a competitive edge. Read more: wiki.answers.com...
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Where did you get this chart?
I want to see charts like this for all sectors of industry as well, from agriculture to chemical, energy, manufacturing, telecommunications, military contractors etc.
Now that would be something!
I really like what this person is doing though. It really can help people get a grip on the bigger picture.