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Originally Posted by yottabyte View Post

I'll tell you what, the way I see it you can either A. Go to a communist country since you're unsatisfied with 'Merica or B. Do something about what you have a problem with. But if you're just going to sit an complain about how you don't like the system in the message boards by all means continue

that wasn't my point at all, my point is that the absolute free market does not exist here or anywhere else. corporations are already regulated extensively in the US and in every developed nation in existence. so no they don't exist solely to make money, they exist to make money while following the laws and stipulations the government imposes on them. whether you like it or not, this is the simple reality of the situation
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Yep, those who think a literal free market exists needs some high school taught economics, let alone college / university and massive dose of reality.

Ironically, many people around the world are totally confused at the complete lockdown of the smartphone market by carriers in the US.

Here, I can switch telcos whenever I want using the same phone if I bought the phone outright and not contracted to a plan and it works with any telco. Only thing I lose is any credit remaining which makes sense.

Oh yeah, old phonebooths here in NZ have been re-done as free wifi spots by a telco, 1GB free per day. Mindless signup, done. Free for everyone until end of the year, then free for customers of that telco or $9.99 monthly for other telco customers.

Decent speeds I might add.

It's laughable if you even think the US, and in particular, US utilities, is even close to a free market. Stop drinking that corporate political bribe 'donation' / lobbying propaganda juice lols and well, look at the actual evidence. Reality > idealogy.

Here's a clue: A literal free market screws over you, the customer.

e.g. Look at the government regulation of the UK telecommunications market in the 80s and 90s and how it's increased competition and innovation.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 11/19/13 at 5:43pm
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