So why don't US citizens get this?

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Sun Jul 27 00:36:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 18:53:29 -0500 (CDT)
Joe Greco <jgreco at> wrote:
> Obviously this has its own axe to grind, but anyone who doesn't understand
> the fundamental truth, that the telcos greedily accepted this, took the
> money, and then ended up complaining and lobbying until they were allowed
> to provide much less, virtually noncompetitively, on terms extremely
> favorable to their own interests, well, if you don't get that, you're
> blind.
> The problem with the free market is that it doesn't work in the public's
> best interest, but rather in the best interest of the companies involved.

Say What?  You talk about government mandated monopolies, government
subsidies and massive government regulation and then point to it as a
failure of the free market?  Do you even know what "free market" means?

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