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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Yeah, umm .. I am pretty sure preventing monopolies are restrictions on competition ... are you saying that there is a time when there was no restrictions on competition?
    Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 was the first piece of federal legislation to prevent monopolies/cartels.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    There is a Hino manufacturer near my house (Toyota). They pay far less than domestic truck builders pay.
    I find that hard to believe ... still, do you live in the U.S.? Or Japan? Because Toyota is a Japanese corporation ... the research study I was referring to in my original post regarding better treatment of employees, was done in Japan

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 was the first piece of federal legislation to prevent monopolies/cartels.
    I am not sure what your point is? Do agree or disagree with monopolies? Also, are you saying there was no market regulation before 1890? Additionally, I believe 1890 marks the time when we were still very young as a country .. meaning, resources were abundant, population levels were low, i.e. a very different environment than today's. So any arguments made from those time periods are not relevant - if you have taken a research class I am sure you are already aware of this.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I find that hard to believe ... still, do you live in the U.S.? Or Japan? Because Toyota is a Japanese corporation ... the research study I was referring to in my original post regarding better treatment of employees, was done in Japan
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    It really doesn't matter anymore ... just that in your post (#337), you said that free markets have lifted people out of poverty .... sangha was asking for an example of that ... as am I
    Do you want a specific example? Medicine, automobiles, clothing, electricity, internet, etc
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Do you want a specific example? Medicine, automobiles, clothing, electricity, internet, etc
    I think we were looking for a more global example (i.e. a country or state being lifted out of poverty by true free markets) and I am pretty sure the above mentioned products and services are governed

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Yep, that's the U.S. for ya ... again, my original post was regarding working pay and conditions in Japan

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Yep, that's the U.S. for ya ... again, my original post was regarding working pay and conditions in Japan
    Other manufacturers pay much better than Toyota does in the U.S. (as my link shows). So this would seem to be a problem with Toyota not the U.S.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Other manufacturers pay much better than Toyota does in the U.S. (as my link shows). So this would seem to be a problem with Toyota not the U.S.
    I believe here in the U.S., manufacturer's pay is decided my U.S. businessmen, not Japanese

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I believe here in the U.S., manufacturer's pay is decided my U.S. businessmen, not Japanese
    You would be wrong.

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