Yes, he espoused evil beliefs intentionally
No, he was just misguided, and possibly loony
No, he was right
On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.
Well team, your argument basically was a slam on anarcho-capitalism. I don't support it either. The examples you've given have nothing to do with monopolies. They're just illegal. Even with reduced sanctions, you can't just willfully break the law. This isn't the wild wild west.
I disagree. I've been on board saying that the one true monopoly in America is government. No matter how lenient corporate laws become, no matter how free the trade is, they will never become the law themselves. Corporations cannot enforce the law, and thus cannot equal government. Bill Gates and Sam Walton may have significant influence, but to say that they can ever have free rein no matter what is simply not true. It's almost a shame, as I'd trust either one more than I would damn near any standing President.
First, what is "bad?"
OK, now that we know what "bad" means, how exactly does Karl Marx deserve that quality?
If he created the theory, is he truly responsible for what others decide to do with it years after?
TIME Magazine October 28, 1996 Volume 148, No. 20
After years of denying any wrongdoing, [Archer Daniels Midland] pleaded guilty to conspiring to fix prices for the livestock feed-supplement lysine and for citric acid, an additive found in products from cosmetics to soft drinks. [...] "The competitor is our friend; the customer is our enemy" was a favorite saying around ADM, according to [company executive turned FBI informant, Mark] Whitacre.
For the company, last week's penalty represented little more than peanuts--or soybeans--and was a good deal, considering that ADM benefited financially in the
form of higher prices. The company has $1.3 billion on hand to pay inconveniences like a $100 million fine. ADM's stock even rose $1.13 a share, to $21.75, on news
of the penalty--which Wall Street had expected to be much higher--and finished the week at $21.50, raising the company's market value some $500 million. By that
accounting, it can't be said that crime doesn't pay, only that it is a cost of doing business.
--Reported by Sally B. Donnelly/Washington and William A. McWhirter/Chicago
Archer Daniels Midland Price Fixing
The Dutch East India Company persisted for 196 years (1602-1798).The Dutch East India Company was a chartered company established in 1602, when the States-General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out colonial activities in Asia. It is often considered to have been the first multinational corporation in the world  and it was the first company to issue stock. It was also arguably the first megacorporation, possessing quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts, negotiate treaties, coin money, and establish colonies.
Dutch East India Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British South Africa Police (BSAP) was, for most of its existence, the police force of Rhodesia (renamed Zimbabwe in 1980). It was formed as a paramilitary force of mounted infantrymen in 1889 by [the] British South Africa Company, from which it took its original name, the British South Africa Company's Police. Initially run directly by the company, it began to operate independently in 1896 [...]
British South Africa Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1602Marx called it.1896
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.