Task wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 22:57:
Fucking Corporations and Capitalism. Let's absorb this company, let's absorb that company. Let's absorb everything until there is one Mega Corporation called "Fuck You and Give Us Money."
Noooo, that would be anti-competitive, and run afoul of antitrust legislation.
There will be four companies, called Fuck You And Give Us Money 1, 2, 3 and 4. They will be in obvious collusion with one another, will fix prices and generally do everything they possibly can to make it as obvious as humanly possible that they are not actually competing, and are in fact just an illegal cartel.
They will then say that "There is strong competition in the market", after which all the talking fucking parrots in Washington will go "Oh, good! Lunch!" and ignore everything else.