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Feb 27, 2015, 10:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
That's a major flaw of capitalism - nothing can keep increasing in growth without something or someone sacrificing for it.
That's the nature of any society, from feudal on down to communism. To attribute that truism as a property of capitalism is disingenuous, as it's an emergent property of any society.
     
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Feb 27, 2015, 10:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Seems a logical stance even if you're against how it all happened in the first place.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the new definition of broadband, these guys won't be getting the amount of subsidies they were before (I have to assume there's other tax breaks, etc. that they still manage to get)
Until we break em up they'll still find plenty of ways to bend us over, regulations or not.

The answer is to break up the monopoly. Wireless infrastructure* as well as municipal internet services will go a long way towards making that a reality.

*So long as we break up that oligarchy as well.
     
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Feb 27, 2015, 10:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Well, shit, I'm not even sure if the Federal Governmnt really believes that LOWER prices are good for people.

From all I hear, those politicians, economists and bankers think that DEFLATION is bad, and that prices should go UP.

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In a growing economy, that's absolutely correct.

In a stagnant or receding economy, you don't want inflation as the value of currency goes down. The idea is to get inflation to match wealth creation, i.e. match up the size of the pie ($$$) with our ability to make it (actual wealth, i.e. houses cars phones computers etc etc).

Money does not equal wealth, it's only a "loose" approximation.
     
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Feb 28, 2015, 12:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by Snow-i View Post
That's the nature of any society, from feudal on down to communism. To attribute that truism as a property of capitalism is disingenuous, as it's an emergent property of any society.
Yep, there's no greater wealth disparity in the world than what took place in Russia and China at the height of communism, our "have-nots" live almost like kings compared to theirs.
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