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2021-02-04 9:44:10 AM  
Upcoming Tucker Carlson segment: when will those scheming liberals learn that we need MORE trust?
 
2021-02-04 10:28:51 AM  
The GOP ought to jump on that. It would fit in with some of their complaints about social media, Google, Amazon, etc. It's overdue anyway. Especially the enforcement part because that's not be done mcuh these days.

They'll oppose it because don't make things anymore.
 
2021-02-04 10:46:02 AM  
I don't trust this.
 
2021-02-04 1:25:16 PM  

thorpe: I don't trust this.


Wise.

FTA:
The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), faces long odds of passing in its entirety out of the Senate as long Republicans maintain filibuster power.
It does serve, however, as an opening salvo on a topic that has garnered increased interest recently, especially as the country's biggest tech companies come under antitrust scrutiny.



Does anyone know if our existing anti trust laws can be used against existing monopolies?
 
2021-02-04 2:03:27 PM  
i'm still mad about the comb salad for no reason
 
2021-02-04 3:19:54 PM  

thorpe: I don't trust this.


Considering her taste in judges, I don't trust anything she says or does.
 
2021-02-04 3:25:03 PM  
Antitrust?

Why are the Democrats against trust?  Trust should be a good thing so, of course, the Democrats don't want it.
 
2021-02-04 3:32:51 PM  
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2021-02-04 3:37:19 PM  
Klob please bludgeon Zuck with a stapler on CSPAN
 
2021-02-04 3:38:09 PM  

Nadie_AZ: thorpe: I don't trust this.

Wise.

FTA:
The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), faces long odds of passing in its entirety out of the Senate as long Republicans maintain filibuster power.
It does serve, however, as an opening salvo on a topic that has garnered increased interest recently, especially as the country's biggest tech companies come under antitrust scrutiny.


Does anyone know if our existing anti trust laws can be used against existing monopolies?


Of course they can that's why the GOP and wall street are terrified of Warren
 
2021-02-04 3:38:31 PM  
This is a topic the GOP shold really get on. Free markets can't work well if monopolies are in place. But my guess is that the GOP, as usual, will work for corporations.
 
2021-02-04 3:38:57 PM  

Nadie_AZ: thorpe: I don't trust this.

Wise.

FTA:
The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), faces long odds of passing in its entirety out of the Senate as long Republicans maintain filibuster power.
It does serve, however, as an opening salvo on a topic that has garnered increased interest recently, especially as the country's biggest tech companies come under antitrust scrutiny.


Does anyone know if our existing anti trust laws can be used against existing monopolies?


You actually took that seriously?
 
2021-02-04 3:45:40 PM  
She walks in with an Army guy who's an O-4 named Antitrust Bill
(Great great great... grandson of Buffalo Bill)

At the podium she says "Ha!  I played you all like the Nintendo!"
 
2021-02-04 3:52:02 PM  
This is completely necessary in order to fix our problems.  We're in a new gilded age, where the previous anti-trust laws aren't able to match the technology we have available.  We're in an oligarchy, and until somebody like Teddy Roosevelt comes along to bust up the multiple layers of monopoly in businesses, we're going to be in trouble...
 
2021-02-04 4:12:26 PM  
They don't enforce the existing regulations, so what good are new regulations?

A CEO admitted to being party to an illegal trust agreement during Congressional testimony, and the result was that Congress approved the merger of the companies, I expect the only way anti-trust regulations get enforced is if there's a way to use them to bust unions.
 
2021-02-04 4:13:30 PM  

Nadie_AZ: thorpe: I don't trust this.

Wise.

FTA:
The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), faces long odds of passing in its entirety out of the Senate as long Republicans maintain filibuster power.
It does serve, however, as an opening salvo on a topic that has garnered increased interest recently, especially as the country's biggest tech companies come under antitrust scrutiny.


Does anyone know if our existing anti trust laws can be used against existing monopolies?


Raegan and his anti-trust guru gutted the existing laws and redefined what monopolies were.

So the laws on the books cannot be enforced as the companies do not fit the definition of a monopoly.

Baxter, under Raegan, basically made the rules "Freemarket will solve all, no government interference."

So no, ogliopolies and monopolies are impossible to enforce without making changes.

Hence this new bill.
 
2021-02-04 4:39:45 PM  

Nadie_AZ: thorpe: I don't trust this.

Wise.

FTA:
The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), faces long odds of passing in its entirety out of the Senate as long Republicans maintain filibuster power.
It does serve, however, as an opening salvo on a topic that has garnered increased interest recently, especially as the country's biggest tech companies come under antitrust scrutiny.


Does anyone know if our existing anti trust laws can be used against existing monopolies?


They tried to do it with Microsoft in the 90's, and Microsoft beat the suit handily.
 
2021-02-04 5:01:55 PM  

Murkanen: Nadie_AZ: thorpe: I don't trust this.

Wise.

FTA:
The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), faces long odds of passing in its entirety out of the Senate as long Republicans maintain filibuster power.
It does serve, however, as an opening salvo on a topic that has garnered increased interest recently, especially as the country's biggest tech companies come under antitrust scrutiny.


Does anyone know if our existing anti trust laws can be used against existing monopolies?

They tried to do it with Microsoft in the 90's, and Microsoft beat the suit handily.


I'm of the opinion that that case was deliberately mishandled for just that outcome
 
2021-02-04 5:32:14 PM  

Mokmo: This is a topic the GOP shold really get on. Free markets can't work well if monopolies are in place. But my guess is that the GOP, as usual, will work for corporations.


Whatever gave you the idea that GOP wants to have the free markets?
 
2021-02-04 5:52:05 PM  
she has measurable brain damage.

how she got it i'm not sure, but she certainly has it.
 
2021-02-04 5:53:51 PM  

luna1580: she has measurable brain damage.

how she got it i'm not sure, but she certainly has it.


what, no!

that was for the MTG-gropes-a cardboard-groin thread!

sorry amy, you're cool.
 
2021-02-04 5:58:47 PM  
How about we start by actually enforcing the powerful Sherman-Clayton stuff already on the books. We haven't done that for some decades now.  Just get back to the business of regulating business.
 
2021-02-04 6:02:22 PM  
This is probably the first bill that I have heard of that I totally support. Competition in thr market is good and healthy. Across almost all industries, Big Corp is buying out competition, litigating away competition, buying business, blocking entry into the market, and farking consumers with a rusty rake in the process. If you want to fight Big Business, you don't do so with a ham-fisted tax hike or attack on "business" but a focused approach against the offenders. Good on you Amy.
 
2021-02-04 6:24:14 PM  
All I want to know is when I can finally sue the pants off of SOMEBODY, literally anybody, for having no choice but to take it as far as Comcast wants to stick it if I want Internet service better than dial up in my zip code.  The rest of the world figured this out.  There is no good reason why one megacorp is my only choice for access, especially when they just keep hiking rates for shiattier and shiattier service.
 
2021-02-04 6:24:56 PM  
Do we even have any antitrust and antimonopoly laws any more?  Because I keep watching these huge corporations get even more huge and no one seems to have a problem with it.
 
2021-02-04 6:25:25 PM  

Mokmo: This is a topic the GOP shold really get on. Free markets can't work well if monopolies are in place. But my guess is that the GOP, as usual, will work for corporations.


Corporations are people, my friend.  And freedom of association and all that.
 
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