Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by Toronado3800, Aug 10, 2018.
Sigh- this is the CDZ so I will be polite.
I am a liberal- I believe government has a role in regulating business's- and I happen to know history- so I know why the trust busters went after the big trust/monopolies in the past.
Arguably Facebook is such a monopoly- but on the other hand- no one needs FB- it isn't steel or coal or the railroad. I think that there is a case to be made that FB should be investigated as to whether it should be classified as a monopoly. But how would you break up FB in such a way that it was not a monopoly?
And because I study economics- I don't believe in any kind of pure socialism- governments running business's is a recipe for disaster in general. So socialism is not my goal- now that I have cleared that up for you- I expect you to not lie about it in the future here in the CDZ- okay?
Wow- are you talking about Donald Trump before he became President?
Donald Trump uses both his threats of lawsuits- and NDA's to silence Americans- and now uses his bully pulpit to try to silence the press.
And before he was President he used the Birther idiocy to try to unseat a legally elected President.
But wait- you are okay when Contards do any of that stuff- just not anyone who is not on the right.
Trump works to deny Americans their human and civil rights with NDA.
Oh and if you have any evidence of anyone conspiring- legally or illegally(lol) to overthrow our government- please contact law enforcement. Otherwise people might suspect you are just making this crap up.
Facebook is not a monopoly
As I said:
Arguably Facebook is such a monopoly
I think it can be argued that it is- but I don't agree it is either.
That is the real question in an anti-trust with FB. There really is no way to break up such a company because there is no real limitation on which one you use. People would just migrate to one or the other - not really set up competition.
Real competition from FB is not through breaking it up - it is through a new way of approaching social media. Myspace was basically the FB of its time. FB came along and now Myspace is a speck compared to them.
That is a great analogy.
Once you go into someone's home or business they can boot you out for any reason or no reason at all.
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