From: "Reason" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> At 11:55 PM 17/07/2001 -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:
>> Have seen the movie "Rollerball", Lee?
>Anyone who hasn't should go rent it. Good movie.
Actually isn't this in remake right now?
>This only happens because of the government regulation that raise
>the cost of entry for small companies to the point where it
>doesn't happen. Media and telecommunications are an excellent
>example of this...there is no such thing as a small media startup
>because the cost of complying with regulations is beyond the
>resources of any company below a certain size. Additionally, large
>companies create regulations through their bought political power
>to hamper competition.
Telecommunications is an area where the initial infrastructure is
so huge the parasites don't even bother to build one, they got the
government to allow them to parasitize the RBOC's instead.
>All monopolies are unstable; in a completely unregulated
>environment (in which large companies cannot create new
>regulations) any new, small company can come along and offer a
>better product. It's easier for them to do this than offer a
>completely new product in a new market, in fact.
Once again, some markets require such a large initial investment
that this excludes most competition.
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