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Old December 20th, 2006, 04:42 PM  
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Default Re: Government "fairness" creates monopolies. Here is the evidence.

how do you know you would never be the only supplier, in Ireland there is a telecommunications company, now owned by the governemt, that own all the telephone lines in the country, and any other company that wants to enter the market with telephone services have to rent the lines from this company, hence they are the only supplier.

plus the entry costs to the market are too high for a competitor to enter the market.
There is always more than one supplier in almost every market the government decides not to meddle with. It doesn't matter about the entry costs, there will always be people who would spend that money, maybe a CEO of another company. The returns would vastly dwarf any entry cost anyway if a company jacked up the prices already.
ok when it comes to Ireland you need to realise that we are a young country just over 70 years old. and when we were founded the government had to set up these companies because there was no one else able to do so. it is only in the last 15 years that our economy has boomed and become one of the strongest in Europe.

we do have a very fair government and fair one at European level. thats why monopoloies are prevented.
I didn't know you consider controlling businesses fair.

its harder for me to find one because there are very few existing in the EU. but there are a number of airline routes they are monopolised by one airline, Ryanair. and this has nothing to do with government, its due to a ruthless company a cut throat CEO.[/
Monopolizing an airline rout?? wtf is that. You must have pretty dumb navigators over there.

I think you can't find any because the EVIL, VILE, UNFAIR, GREEDY corporations you speak of don't exist. All the leading company's in a product got there because of great products and service. Look at Microsoft. The pinnacle of entrepreneurship.

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