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(USA Today)   The 10 companies that control the world's food   (usatoday.com ) divider line
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2014-08-16 01:15:03 PM  
That was a whole lot of words, seems like with that many a point could have been made
 
2014-08-16 05:05:06 PM  
And...this is what's known as "the free market"?
 
2014-08-16 05:06:01 PM  
Monsanto, ftw
 
2014-08-16 06:27:05 PM  

Kittypie070: And...this is what's known as "the free market"?


free market would allow for monopolies
a true free market would allow one person, with enough money, to buy all of the food companies.
and then raise the prices to whatever they want ...

that is free market

good thing that we dont have a free market
 
2014-08-16 06:42:29 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Monsanto, ftw


That was my thought before clicking the link, too. Them and ADM.
 
2014-08-16 08:31:08 PM  
*angrily claps thumbscrews on namatad and winds them all the way in*

Don't piss me off like that.
 
2014-08-16 10:09:37 PM  

fusillade762: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Monsanto, ftw

That was my thought before clicking the link, too. Them and ADM.


Problem is Monsanto isn't the only seed grower, just one of the largest, and if farmers really decided they didn't want Monsanto seed, they would have little problem after a year or so.

//Not all their seed it protected from seed saving...
 
2014-08-17 12:46:39 AM  

namatad: Kittypie070: And...this is what's known as "the free market"?

free market would allow for monopolies
a true free market would allow one person, with enough money, to buy all of the food companies.
and then raise the prices to whatever they want ...

that is free market

good thing that we dont have a free market


A truly free market would limit the price that the monopoly could charge before minor competitors in various small markets would rise and force the monopoly to again spend money to buy out competition or lower prices to drive competition out.  Unless the monopoly controlled the government to keep out competitors which would destroy a true free market.
 
2014-08-17 01:03:17 AM  

Lord Jubjub: namatad: Kittypie070: And...this is what's known as "the free market"?

free market would allow for monopolies
a true free market would allow one person, with enough money, to buy all of the food companies.
and then raise the prices to whatever they want ...

that is free market

good thing that we dont have a free market

A truly free market would limit the price that the monopoly could charge before minor competitors in various small markets would rise and force the monopoly to again spend money to buy out competition or lower prices to drive competition out.  Unless the monopoly controlled the government to keep out competitors which would destroy a true free market.


Too bad that sort of market ONLY EXISTS IN THEORY AND NOT REALITY.
 
2014-08-17 03:35:29 AM  
A FREE MARKET WOULD BE A SH*TLOAD OF SMALL AND MIDSIZED COMPANIES YOU F***S
 
2014-08-17 07:15:47 AM  

Kittypie070: A FREE MARKET WOULD BE A SH*TLOAD OF SMALL AND MIDSIZED COMPANIES YOU F***S


And similarly to Communism, Anarchy and Dairy Queen coupons, it only works that way on a small scale.
 
2014-08-17 10:14:48 AM  

Kittypie070: A FREE MARKET WOULD BE A SH*TLOAD OF SMALL AND MIDSIZED COMPANIES YOU F***S


Uh huh, sure.
 
2014-08-17 08:57:13 PM  
Cyberpunk2020 is not a goddamn blueprint for the future.
 
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