Yes, they do it all the time, and it's criminal, and the gov't often relies on whistleblowers to expose them when these things come to light.Most oligopolies do this: swap CEO's, share trade 'secrets', predetermine prices . . .
Monopoly or not - the dirty work happens regardless of what the gov permits or doesn't permit.
Last edited by StillBallin75; 09-02-11 at 10:48 AM.
Btw the competition argument fails for this example. The parent company of T-Mobile has already said that without the merger it will just close the doors of T-Mobile US.
Please, enlighten us with your Conservative "wisdom" about what it "really means" as opposed to what it says.
While you're at it, tell us why monopolies are good for a free market. Every economist I've heard says they're not. It's pretty basic. I'm still waiting to be enlightened on this. So far I've been called stupid, and been falsely accused of playing the race card. Yet nobody can seem to answer that one little question. So go for it. You're smarter than me, tell me what I'm missing from Article 1 Section 8, and basic economic principles.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
So lets see if I understand this retarded unlimited power liberal argument. The idea is the government can regulate commerce, regulate business, sue business, and take over business whenever they please because they can "regulate" interstate commerce. Wow, and you can't see how that is ****ing retarded? The entire point of the commerce clause was to make sure everything was running smoothly and no one was mad at each other. They were meant to be the middle man in the process when things went bad, not the controlling force of all things commerce. To liberals though they damn well know that means disputes, but No, no, that is way to hard to follow. I mean, where is the power?? Yeah, exactly. So take your stupid ass and move along.
Last edited by Henrin; 09-03-11 at 05:29 AM.
as you allege in your interpretation of what you think liberals believe?take over business whenever they please because they can "regulate" interstate commerce
And by the way, what exactly do YOU believe about this clause in the Constitution?
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