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Old 04-22-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: SC
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In the future, people will have less choices of brands to choose from. Google, Facebook, and Apple will produce 95 percent of consumer goods/ services and you will order through Amazon or Walmart.
I've got a big date tonight... Getting out the Tux... Will be dinner and dancing... at Taco Bell!!!

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Old 04-22-2018, 04:46 PM
 
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To answer the OPs question, they probably do monopolize parts of the economy to scale quite well. Most people want stuff for cheap and free, and these big companies offer products at a cheaper price. Unfortunately most people really do not care how big or influential these large conglomerates get

.... And here we are.
It's just like people who complain about trade deficits yet will go to Wal-Mart and buy cheap goods made in other countries routinely.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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I've been saying this for years. I don't think America, or the world for that matter, cares anymore if monopolies own us and everything we do.
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The Sherman anti-trust act still exists.
Indeed it is. And for all the free market conservatives out there, it prohibits monopolizing a market.

Anyone doing it can be criminally prosecuted. It doesn't mean they will, but they can.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Certainly Amazon is huge and has become very successful. Calling it a monopoly is about as silly as mysticaltyger's conspiracy theories and hidden underground roadways. Amazon currently accounts for about 3% of the country's retail sales.
Amazon's impact can be particularly outsized in small towns or rural areas, where there may no longer be any other reasonable supplier of a product.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:04 AM
 
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Amazon's impact can be particularly outsized in small towns or rural areas, where there may no longer be any other reasonable supplier of a product.

Then I guess that means with an overall 3% of sales, Amazon would have even a lesser impact in other areas of the country.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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It's just like people who complain about trade deficits yet will go to Wal-Mart and buy cheap goods made in other countries routinely.
Since Walmart is less than 10% of total retail sales, there must be a lot of people going to other places for goods made in other countries. Calling foreign made goods "cheap" is also ridiculous. There are a lot of very high quality, high tech items that are foreign made. Have you ever tried to buy a US made camera?
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:11 PM
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I want to know how many members of Congress bought options on Amazon a few days ago.

They need to be examined. The fact that they aren't is on par with treason.

Why are we letting them get away with this?
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I want to know how many members of Congress bought options on Amazon a few days ago.

They need to be examined. The fact that they aren't is on par with treason.

Why are we letting them get away with this?
Because we’re stupid and the powers that be within the government are getting some type of benefit out of it.

Small businesses don’t have a fighting chance against Amazon

I read some article that says Jeff Bezos is richer than Bill Gates, depending on how high or low the Amazon stock is for the day
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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I want to know how many members of Congress bought options on Amazon a few days ago.

They need to be examined. The fact that they aren't is on par with treason.

Why are we letting them get away with this?
"Treason" is one of the most overused words for anti-whoever rants. Treason is very clearly defined (and limited) in US law =

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


No judge/jury on earth would consider anything you're bringing up as on par with treason.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Our Economy? The world economy! Its getting insane.

Especially when it comes to media/communication.

TimeWarner: Time, Warner Groups, HBO, CNN, DCComics.
Comcast: NBC, Xfinity, Universal, Telemundo, Dream Works
Disney: 21st Century Fox, ABC group, ESPN, PIXAR, Marvel, Lucas, HULU
News Corp: FOX, Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal. Barrons, Ny Post, Harper Collins.
National Amusments group: CBS, Viacom, Simon and Schuster, Westinghouse, Paramount Pictures.
Verizon: Yahoo, AOL, Alltell, GTE, MCI, BellSW, HuffPost.
AT&T: All the former Bells, DirectTV, Cricket,
SoftBank: Sprint, Boston Dynamics, Brightstar, Nextel, Boost, Virgin Mobile
Deutsche Telecom:T-Mobile, pretty much all of Europe's communications. Orange, Metro PCs and BT.

Don't even get me stated on Vanguard, BlackRock, UBS, Cerberus, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMC, B of A, Wells Fargo, ExxonMobil, GE, UTC, Alphabet, Johnson and Johnson

The Sherman anti-trust act still exists.... for now.
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