Joe had written:
> >Since business acts to maximize its profits, eventual total merger
> >(and total "market" - read consumer, people or citizenry - control)
> >would be a lead-pipe certainty.
To which I responded:
> This is a total _non sequitur_. How does profit maximization lead
> inexorably to "total merger"? In a free market, the consumer is always in
> control - where else does the profit come from?
>If there's only one source to get what you must have, and one price
>for it (as in monopoly), profit is maximized right along with control.
>Citizens become businees slaves and corporate serfs. Joe
<Sigh> This is going nowhere.
Let me try one more time: _Why are you positing that there's only one
source?_ How did we get to that point?
Can't you see that you're trying to argue by simply assuming your
conclusion? You've offered nothing so far but unsupported assertions.
Can't you see that you're trying to argue by simply assuming your conclusion? You've offered nothing so far but unsupported assertions.