You can pass one law to limit monopolies...

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  1. Boatswain2PA
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    I'm going to diverge just a bit because there is no one law that could be passed that would fix our problems with monopolies.

    You see, the problem we have with monopolies today are the RESULT of laws.

    Take health care for example. Used to be every family practice doc would come out of residency and start their own family practice, or buy into a small family practice office. Now the big hospitals are busy buying up all these small practices, and physicians just can't compete.

    Why?

    Because the big hospitals #1) already know how to wade their way through the immense bureaucratical mess required to get paid, and #2) they have the political clout to implement even more bureaucratical mess that keeps their competitors at bay.

    As another example - look at the taxi services in NY. It's a monopoly of just a few. Why? Because of bureaucracy....and the requirement for a taxi driver to have that million dollar government issued chip.
     
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    It is government interference in the market that creates monopolies in the first place.
     
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    I don't see any law you propose to fix the problem.
     
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    That was covered in the video in my second post, but I do appreciate that other people see the problem.
     
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    Confine congress STRICTLY to their enumerated powers in Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution. 90% of corporate protection and influence among the federal government eliminated! Of course, so is federal welfare programs.
     
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    THIS!!!!

    Of course, the judiciary would just expand it again....
     
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    They never really expanded it to any great degree until this happened. The switch in time that saved nine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I don't see how upholding STATE minimum wage laws expanded the role of the federal legislative branch?? To me, that is a 10th amendment thing that should've been a no-brainer. The real expansion, in my opinion, came with with Wickard V. Filburn (Wickard v. Filburn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). This is what effectively trashed the 10th amendment and let the fed's regulate ANYTHING and EVERYTHING they want.
     
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    why would I pass such a law? As long as they are regulated, monopolies aren't inherently evil.
     

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