[linux-elitists] "Commerce" does not mean "collecting rent from protected monopolies"

Teh Entar-Nick nick at teh.entar.net
Wed Oct 9 05:35:22 PDT 2013

Matt Palmer:
> On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 03:47:25PM -0700, Tony Godshall wrote:
> > Fine, he's not hostile to commerce, he just uses terminology that
> > scares corporations.
> Well, given that a significant number of corporations have been
> convicted of acts which are hostile to commerce, I'd say that wraps it
> up nicely.

Indeed.  The large corporations talk about the free market the way
aristocratic families talk about war: it's how their power was once
amassed, long ago, and thank fate we don't have to go through that again
just to live in the manner we are accustomed!

Though the great song return no more
There's keen delight in what we have:
The rattle of pebbles on the shore
Under the receding wave.  -- W. B. Yeats

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