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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 02:01 PM
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57. "freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies"
The fact that I can't even imagine that as a possibility suggests to me how far down the rabbit hole we've gone.

The language would also need to include the word "oligopoly".

Is there even such a thing as "fair" competition, and if so, what is that?

Let's say two businesses are in competition with each other, neither are oligopolies, but one is much larger than the other, so one can afford abundant advertising, but the other can only afford word of mouth advertising, is that "fair" to the smaller biz? So the larger one gets more business, whereas the smaller one may do better quality work, which also takes more time, but due to volume, cannot increases prices beyond that which the larger business charges for the service or product. The smaller biz would like to advertise, but cannot get a "volume discount" on it, that the larger biz can, so when they do buy some, it's on a back page somewhere, and the only response they get is a troll response (perhaps a biz competitor wanting to know what their prices are) that of course doesn't result in making a dime. Is this fair?

I guess I just don't know what fair is anymore. Far, far down the rabbit hole.
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  -Can we please enact FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights!!! (Lost Footage Found By Michael Moore!) Libertas1776  Sep-27-09 02:29 PM   #0 
  - I saw the Moore film yesterday- my jaw was on the floor watching that FDR footage  Beaverhausen   Sep-27-09 02:31 PM   #1 
  - Yes,  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 02:40 PM   #4 
  - I realized how lacking my education is about US history in the last century  Beaverhausen   Sep-27-09 03:01 PM   #9 
     - It is rather  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 03:14 PM   #13 
  - I would have gone with you.....  bobbolink   Sep-27-09 03:08 PM   #12 
  - If you want an answer to most things FDR is the way to go --  defendandprotect   Sep-27-09 04:59 PM   #24 
  - Where did you see it? We're in NJ and hoping we'll have it by October . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-27-09 05:00 PM   #25 
  - Hollywood. I think it opens "wide" next weekend  Beaverhausen   Sep-27-09 09:09 PM   #35 
     - Oct 2nd, to be exact.  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 11:04 PM   #38 
  - can't wait to see it  tabbycat31   Sep-27-09 09:15 PM   #36 
  - Thom Hartmann plays that speech on his show all the time. n/t  Ian David   Sep-27-09 02:33 PM   #2 
  - FDR was truly great.  anonymous171   Sep-27-09 02:35 PM   #3 
  - He really was!  ellie   Sep-28-09 01:43 PM   #55 
  - Neither does Obama, so far.  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-28-09 01:47 PM   #56 
  - Cass Sunstein --  Davis_X_Machina   Sep-27-09 02:42 PM   #5 
  - I was aware of that  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 02:55 PM   #6 
  - So, it's OK for me (and lots of others!) to be homeless, because I (we)  bobbolink   Sep-27-09 02:59 PM   #7 
  - What do you mean?  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 03:05 PM   #10 
     - Did you read the wording of that "2nd Bill of Rights"?  bobbolink   Sep-27-09 03:07 PM   #11 
        - I think that was just awkward 'general" wording  Beaverhausen   Sep-27-09 03:16 PM   #14 
        - Would it be tolerated if it was labeled for heterosexuals? For men? For whites only?  bobbolink   Sep-27-09 04:22 PM   #18 
        - I think you are  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 03:18 PM   #15 
           - Exactly. Just like women were reading waaay too much into it when all the wording was "Him" and  bobbolink   Sep-27-09 04:25 PM   #19 
           - Well,  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 04:51 PM   #21 
              - You're right... I should feel guilty because I want others to understand the effects of  bobbolink   Sep-27-09 05:02 PM   #28 
                 - What, exactly, was I not aware of?  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 05:25 PM   #31 
                    - You didn't--and won't--- see that language makes a difference. You refuse to see that  bobbolink   Sep-27-09 05:37 PM   #33 
                       - And you can continue  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 05:56 PM   #34 
                          - Ah yes, and there goes the name-calling to trump. ~~buzzer~~  bobbolink   Sep-28-09 07:52 PM   #59 
                             - Wow,  Libertas1776   Sep-28-09 09:32 PM   #60 
                                - We've learned from years of being put down by the RW..... and I have learned, too.  bobbolink   Sep-28-09 11:10 PM   #62 
                                   - "Now, when someone calling themselves  Libertas1776   Sep-28-09 11:42 PM   #63 
                                      - "Progressives" don't find it hard to understand and have compassion for those who are left out.  bobbolink   Sep-28-09 11:52 PM   #64 
                                         - "Progressives" don't find it hard to understand  Libertas1776   Sep-29-09 12:06 AM   #65 
                                            - You have the projection down very well, I see.  bobbolink   Sep-29-09 03:08 PM   #66 
                                               - And I repeat to you...  Libertas1776   Sep-29-09 04:01 PM   #67 
           - While I agree with you that the wording can be updated, bobbolink has a point  Hippo_Tron   Sep-28-09 04:16 AM   #51 
  - every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition  FreakinDJ   Sep-27-09 03:01 PM   #8 
  - He saw it coming  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 03:35 PM   #16 
     - We already have most of those rights...  Lagomorph   Sep-27-09 04:22 PM   #17 
        - You can walk in to any doctor's office - but will you be TREATED  FreakinDJ   Sep-27-09 04:33 PM   #20 
        - I think we're agreeing...  Lagomorph   Sep-27-09 05:02 PM   #27 
        - Tell that to the homeless and our nations' impoverished children . .  defendandprotect   Sep-27-09 05:02 PM   #26 
  - Heard about this last night -- MM was on Larry King and stopped to watch it . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-27-09 04:54 PM   #22 
  - Yes, I also caught  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 04:58 PM   #23 
     - Had his original VP succeeded him, we would have had it --  defendandprotect   Sep-27-09 05:03 PM   #29 
        - Actually,  Libertas1776   Sep-27-09 05:33 PM   #32 
           - Think there are many questions about that . . . from the Rosenbergs to the A-Bomb . . .  defendandprotect   Sep-28-09 01:46 AM   #46 
  - k i c k  defendandprotect   Sep-27-09 05:12 PM   #30 
  - KnR. Moore's film will be here in October, and I plan to see it. nt  Hekate   Sep-27-09 09:59 PM   #37 
  - Where? Anyone heard a schedule for the movie yet -- I'm in NJ...  defendandprotect   Sep-28-09 01:46 AM   #47 
     - Well, a bit of a drive for you. The Fairview Shopping Ctr theater in Goleta, CA....  Hekate   Sep-28-09 02:24 AM   #49 
        - We'll probably see some big ads by Mike . .. he usually does that -- hope to see it soon!!  defendandprotect   Sep-28-09 09:50 PM   #61 
  - Excellent post thx...knr  wroberts189   Sep-27-09 11:55 PM   #39 
  - I'm starting to believe...  FarLeftFist   Sep-28-09 12:17 AM   #40 
  - The so called, Economic Bill of Rights was important for the 20th century  Toucano   Sep-28-09 12:20 AM   #41 
  - Point well taken, now let's...  djp2   Sep-28-09 01:13 AM   #42 
  - K & R  democracy1st   Sep-28-09 01:15 AM   #43 
  - K & R  democracy1st   Sep-28-09 01:15 AM   #44 
  - My thoughts exactly as I left the theater yesterday - we need to start a movement  Emillereid   Sep-28-09 01:22 AM   #45 
  - Incredible to imagine such a man as president again.  gtar100   Sep-28-09 01:56 AM   #48 
  - K&R  KBlagburn   Sep-28-09 04:02 AM   #50 
  - The Glen Beck Whackos would be Bleeding themselves in the streets  paparush   Sep-28-09 09:30 AM   #52 
  - We should all commit to these - incuding our legislators.  grahamhgreen   Sep-28-09 01:26 PM   #53 
  - K&R & Bookmarked  swilton   Sep-28-09 01:33 PM   #54 
  - "freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies"  Trillo   Sep-28-09 02:01 PM   #57 
  - K&R  me b zola   Sep-28-09 02:18 PM   #58 
  - K&R - this is so exciting - thanks for passing on the info...  ms liberty   Sep-29-09 09:39 PM   #68 
  - ..  mdmc   Oct-02-09 02:11 PM   #69 
  - I guess I have to go see the movie.  Quantess   Oct-02-09 09:00 PM   #70 

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