Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 10:45:32 -0800 (PST)

> > than force them) is to provide some combination of a
> > better product and a better price, how is this a bad thing?
> If this is the case, why is dumping outlawed?

Oh, that one's easy to answer...because our legislators
are idiots, and will listen to the whining of someone
being undercut (and who makes a nice contribution).
There is no legitimate reason to outlaw many business
practices that are now illegal: dumping, tying, insider's just business. But in a democracy--as
opposed to a free society--the losers can use state
guns to make up for their incompetence in the market.

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