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2021-03-05 1:50:14 PM  
Start with local and regional TV and radio ownership (kill Sinclair).
 
2021-03-05 1:55:25 PM  
So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1899.
 
2021-03-05 2:33:02 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Start with local and regional TV and radio ownership (kill Sinclair).


Don't stop with Sinclair. Print is just as bad.
 
2021-03-05 8:33:49 PM  
I remember learning about monopolies and trusts a long time ago, and then learning that we had laws against letting them happen, and then I spent the rest of my life watching them happen anyway, and now there are like 4 corporations in the world and somehow this is legal. Cool, cool.
 
2021-03-05 8:34:11 PM  
Spiffy tag awaiting senate confirmation
 
2021-03-05 8:35:04 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Start with local and regional TV and radio ownership (kill Sinclair).


Sinclair is killing itself with that bad gamble (pun intended) they're making with Bally Sports.

https://deadline.com/2021/03/sinclair-​broadcast-group-announces-cuts-5-of-wo​rkforce-due-to-impact-of-covid-19-1234​706204/#respond
 
2021-03-05 8:35:08 PM  
Yes but we won't get perfect solutions so we should just not even bother.
 
2021-03-05 8:39:53 PM  

max_rebo_groupie: Yes but we won't get perfect solutions so we should just not even bother.


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2021-03-05 8:41:39 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: max_rebo_groupie: Yes but we won't get perfect solutions so we should just not even bother.

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I spent too much time in the minimum wage thread. Sorry.
 
2021-03-05 8:44:58 PM  
Sinclair Facebook Google
 
2021-03-05 8:51:09 PM  
Break up Comcast.
And Verizon.
And AT&T.
 
2021-03-05 8:51:09 PM  
Abolish Facebook
 
2021-03-05 8:52:35 PM  
 
2021-03-05 8:52:36 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Abolish Facebook


But how will I know if my family members are racists?
 
2021-03-05 8:58:38 PM  
Trust bust everything, FFS, and drown endless M&As in a bathtub.
 
2021-03-05 8:59:16 PM  
No more government granted copyrights for bioterrorists please!
 
2021-03-05 9:08:28 PM  
Ex. None of these vertical or horizontal integrations should exist. None.

And every one of those individual firms are already way, way too big on their own, and their market power suppresses competition.

Wreck all the odious bastardizations that should never have existed under any form of free market (same thing as 'fair market' - functional markets are all about a strict adherence to rules, to level playing fields and kick out the cheats) economics... only the blind trust in capitalism could foul up market economies this awfully.

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2021-03-05 9:09:35 PM  

max_rebo_groupie: ElwoodCuse: Abolish Facebook

But how will I know if my family members are racists?


You can get that on Twitter!

/hey wait maybe we should focus on them too
 
2021-03-05 9:10:08 PM  
Good luck, dude's job will basically be bailing out the Titanic with a bucket at this point.
 
2021-03-05 9:21:04 PM  

max_rebo_groupie: ElwoodCuse: Abolish Facebook

But how will I know if my family members are racists?


They will drunkenly go out of their way to let you know during family gatherings?
 
2021-03-05 9:27:55 PM  
Just for fun and the good of the US make internet access a basic public service and access and cost under a public service commission with minimum speed requirements.
 
2021-03-05 10:01:50 PM  

eurotrader: Just for fun and the good of the US make internet access a basic public service and access and cost under a public service commission with minimum speed requirements.


And tie any tax cuts to doing shiat like providing more than the minimum internet speed, or having fewer outages (and/or outages that get fixed faster).

It's what we should do with corporate taxes in general, really; if they want tax cuts, then they need to actually be constructive instead of just getting cuts for having money.
 
2021-03-05 10:05:24 PM  
I'm not opposed to the idea of breaking some of these companies up.  With one caveat.   None of it goes overseas.

Chinese citizens for example have very restricted access to internet.  Think about how much of our day to day lives interact with Apple, Amazon, Google etc.

I could the Biden admin saying this is all just too much for just American company's to be in control of.  That would be a bad idea.
 
2021-03-05 10:28:38 PM  
I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.
 
2021-03-05 10:29:49 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.


Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.
 
2021-03-05 11:10:36 PM  

gameshowhost: Ex. None of these vertical or horizontal integrations should exist. None.

And every one of those individual firms are already way, way too big on their own, and their market power suppresses competition.

Wreck all the odious bastardizations that should never have existed under any form of free market (same thing as 'fair market' - functional markets are all about a strict adherence to rules, to level playing fields and kick out the cheats) economics... only the blind trust in capitalism could foul up market economies this awfully.

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2021-03-05 11:12:27 PM  
Its just like Biden to add antitrust crusaders to his cabinet staff if you cant trust antitrust crusaders who can you trust
 
2021-03-05 11:13:13 PM  

max_rebo_groupie: Bith Set Me Up: max_rebo_groupie: Yes but we won't get perfect solutions so we should just not even bother.

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I spent too much time in the minimum wage thread. Sorry.


Try "buycotting." A term invented by Mike Huckabee telling people to buy more Chik-Fil-A. Some stores are already paying $15/hr like Target. Buy from them.
 
2021-03-05 11:40:00 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.

Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.


This. Disney's stranglehold on copyright law needs to be broken just as much as the company itself needs to be broken up.
 
2021-03-06 1:50:59 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.

Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.


And ruined star wars by declining to use the original artists artist's vision of the art because reasons and test marketing of people who didn't like it in the first place.
 
2021-03-06 2:44:45 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.

Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.


Nah, movie critics did that.  Watch movies like John Carter and Jupiter Arising.  Good movies that will keep you entertained for a couple hours (the whole point of a movie)

Both have amazing new universes with endless future possibilities, but the franchises never took off.  Why?  Bad critic reviews before they hit theaters.

I Guarantee you a couple of fun hours if u watch them (but for whatever reason that doesn't seem to matter to critics anymore)
 
2021-03-06 2:48:44 AM  

LordJiro: Bith Set Me Up: Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.

Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.

This. Disney's stranglehold on copyright law needs to be broken just as much as the company itself needs to be broken up.


The Disney company has been around a long time, and they're experts at....entertaining people.  Like literally, they've been entertaing the world in different ways bigger and longer than anybody.

You could criticize Disney for a million things, but you can't (legitimately) say they don't create entertaining content (which is the entire reason you'd seek out what Disney has to offer)
 
2021-03-06 2:50:03 AM  

James Bond Blimp: Bith Set Me Up: Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.

Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.

And ruined star wars by declining to use the original artists artist's vision of the art because reasons and test marketing of people who didn't like it in the first place.


If you're watching Star Wars for the art, you're doing it wrong.  They have museums for art.
 
2021-03-06 4:39:55 AM  

max_rebo_groupie: ElwoodCuse: Abolish Facebook

But how will I know if my family members are racists?


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2021-03-06 8:15:17 AM  
I wonder how long till the administration gives him the Robert Reich treatment and totally sideline him.
 
2021-03-06 10:09:49 AM  
We need a TR level trust-busting action to fix our country...until we break up the Oligarchy, nothing can be fixed.
 
2021-03-06 10:21:37 AM  

max_rebo_groupie: ElwoodCuse: Abolish Facebook

But how will I know if my family members are racists?


Just do what I do and spend 5 minutes at Thanksgiving!
 
2021-03-06 10:45:00 AM  
"Mr. Wu is best known for advocacy against powerful telecom companies and for coining the term "net neutrality," the regulatory philosophy that consumers should get equal access to all content on the internet. "

OK, I already like the guy.
 
2021-03-06 11:05:49 AM  

LordJiro: Bith Set Me Up: Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.

Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.

This. Disney's stranglehold on copyright law needs to be broken just as much as the company itself needs to be broken up.


It's not and never was just Disney. The biggest backers of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act were Sony and Capital.

Of course Disney went along with it. Every Meida company did

\ 17+17, just like patents.
 
2021-03-06 11:12:15 AM  

James Bond Blimp: Bith Set Me Up: Snatch Bandergrip: I would say break up Disney too.  One company trying to control the entirety of popular entertainment is more dangerous than we admit.

Disney has destroyed the very environment that allowed a work like Star Wars to flourish in the first place.

And ruined star wars by declining to use the original artists artist's vision of the art because reasons and test marketing of people who didn't like it in the first place.


Hahahaha no.

You know who made Star Wars? Marcia Lucas (née Griffen). She took the unwatchable dreck that Lucas had created and made a real Movie out of it.

(She also edited Taxi Driver and American Graffiti, thus destroying the notion that Lucas could make movies.)

George Lucas was a competent cinematographer at best. You're just butthurt that they put a girl in it.

Seriously, you forgive Jar-Jar Binks?

And Lucas never would have made Rouge One, by far the best Star Wars movie.

\ it's called Star Wars, not Episode IV
 
2021-03-07 12:17:21 AM  
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