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2020-06-05 5:26:36 PM  
5 votes:
nationalize.   just a fancy word for stealing.  ya lets just steal something that isn't ours.  what are you a commie subby?
 
2020-06-05 4:39:06 PM  
4 votes:
This would have been a much more compelling read back when toilet paper was scarce.
 
2020-06-05 7:53:29 PM  
3 votes:
By Paris Marx

Author's name checks out.
 
2020-06-05 4:46:23 PM  
3 votes:
Instead of letting Amazon use coronavirus to dominate even more of the economy, the company should be nationalized and reoriented to serve the public good instead of predatory capitalism.

Wow, I didn't even make it eight seconds.

What a turrible rodeo.
 
2020-06-05 4:57:30 PM  
2 votes:
(DRTFA, as usual).

I could see maybe breaking it up like AT&T. But, as long as a) there is a Walmart and b) we have our current lot of purchased politicians and SCOTUS, I'd say that's about as likely as me being the next Superbowl winning QB.
 
2020-06-06 6:17:37 AM  
1 vote:
If they're not paying taxes, how about rewriting the tax code rather than nationalizing it and putting your buddies in charge? That option has worked very poorly in Venezuala, and Cuba, and everywhere else it has been tried.
 
2020-06-05 7:20:16 PM  
1 vote:
The biggest argument for not nationalizing ANYTHING is how badly the government farks up everything it touches.
 
2020-06-05 6:11:29 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: Nick Nostril: (DRTFA, as usual).

I could see maybe breaking it up like AT&T. But, as long as a) there is a Walmart and b) we have our current lot of purchased politicians and SCOTUS, I'd say that's about as likely as me being the next Superbowl winning QB.

Amazon isn't a utility... On top of that, they did a pretty good job of fighting price gouging. I don't like how Amazon is spreading its tendrils into every aspect of my life, but they aren't anything more than somewhere to buy products. AT&T was the only place to get telephone service, which is the difference.


Understood, and I had a pretty big qualifier on what was really kind of an offhand comment. My biggest issue with Amazon is the fact they don't pay taxes and their CEO doesn't pay anywhere near enough. A company like Amazon who wouldn't be in business without the vast infrastructure this country has, and doesn't pay a dime in tax? That's the Webster's of horse shiat.
 
2020-06-05 5:49:39 PM  
1 vote:
Then we'll change the name of the country to Venezuela.
 
2020-06-05 5:37:18 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: Nick Nostril: (DRTFA, as usual).

I could see maybe breaking it up like AT&T. But, as long as a) there is a Walmart and b) we have our current lot of purchased politicians and SCOTUS, I'd say that's about as likely as me being the next Superbowl winning QB.

Amazon isn't a utility... On top of that, they did a pretty good job of fighting price gouging. I don't like how Amazon is spreading its tendrils into every aspect of my life, but they aren't anything more than somewhere to buy products. AT&T was the only place to get telephone service, which is the difference.


They might as well be a utility. With the corporate tax benefits that exist now for mega corporations, small business is at an extreme disadvantage before you even factor in things like buying power and the money that can be spent on marketing. As it is, our version of "capitalism" is discouraging competition, and even if that doesn't result in price increases it certainly hurts innovation. Look at how far the US lags behind other countries for things like broadband internet or innovative commerce.
 
2020-06-05 5:14:24 PM  
1 vote:

Nick Nostril: (DRTFA, as usual).

I could see maybe breaking it up like AT&T. But, as long as a) there is a Walmart and b) we have our current lot of purchased politicians and SCOTUS, I'd say that's about as likely as me being the next Superbowl winning QB.


Amazon isn't a utility... On top of that, they did a pretty good job of fighting price gouging. I don't like how Amazon is spreading its tendrils into every aspect of my life, but they aren't anything more than somewhere to buy products. AT&T was the only place to get telephone service, which is the difference.
 
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