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Title
27240
Al Yankovic's Album on Sale next to Michael Jackson's.
23911
Rocking dat ass.
6959
Wholesome news!
20749
Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king
30332
A jump through the ring
4633
No, you hang up [OC]
7998
Fan gets surprised by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
4750
26 years ago today, Nirvana released the album "Nevermind".
3885
DeVito in Color, oil, 16 x 20 in
4156
Thinking Two Steps Ahead
7660
Birth control vending machines installed in college campuses. UC Davis is offering students the morning after pill, condoms, and pregnancy tests inside the convenience of a vending machine on campus.
5569
Imbrium
4545
You know what to do.
11227
Mileena the Hitchhiker (Cosplays not mine)
7501
Mom wasn't the pilot, but she was a tech on the F-4 Phantom back in the 80's.
7020
meirl
3675
The dangers of a fast hashbrown
11062
Geht wählen meine Dudes!
9373
Tools: What Companies Make Which Brands [OC]
2456
My daughter throwing a pumpkin, or is she making it levitate with the force?
2867
Order when you're ready
3040
Hey Kid!
17545
My dad crying after I tell him I passed the bar exam. My dad wanted to be a lawyer when he was a young man in Nicaragua but he had to escape with my mom and sister due to the civil war in the 80s. I was born years later & somehow made my way to be a lawyer & couldn’t do it without him. Love my dad.
6550
A quintessentially Edinburgh picture with my 2 favourite buildings
3400
An Italian funeral
5080
Heart Condom
24482
Love knows no fences.
5222
Guts Over Fear
3446
An East German soldier passing a flower through the Berlin Wall before it was torn down, 1989 [730x1102]
14144
I accidentally replicated the same random integers as my textbook on my first try.
14205
Squad dead, 1 grenade 1 opportunity
12273
Damn irresponsible people
2329
hmmm
3814
Lego skeleton (x-post r/midlyinteresting)
3184
Nestlé, Unilever, P&G Among Worst Offenders for Plastic Pollution in Philippines Beach Audit
2452
???ased ???ony
26639
Flag respect?
1863
Found a moth on my jeep that has the face of a French bulldog
32189
An orangutan's sheer enjoyment of a magic trick
4919
Hidden Lake - Poland / Kashubian Region [2000x2000]
3214 comiconomist This is one of the shitiest headlines I have ever seen: it gives the impression the (acting) FTC chair holds the *exact opposite view* than she actually expresses in her speech. Here's a relevant extract of the article that does a better job summarizing her view: > A speech Tuesday by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission **pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big**. > Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Maureen Ohlhausen said that the public must **ask itself whether unelected government bureaucrats are the best qualified to pick the winners and losers in high tech markets**. > ... > As Ohlhausen put it in her speech, **the fear is that** “we are spiraling towards a dystopian future where a few giant technology companies will ultimately gain sustained control over our economic lives.” > ... > Current U.S. antitrust regulations focus on consumer welfare. **Ohlhausen said technological platforms don't necessarily win simply because they had a big portion of the market at one time**. > ... > The litmus test, for her, is that **antitrust enforcement must turn on the specific facts on an individual case, with the focus of actual likely harm to consumers**. The goal, she said, is to "protect free and open markets for the benefit of consumers." > ... > **U.S. antitrust rules have come to focus solely on the potential damage to consumers, so if prices remain low, the damage to distributors and other middle-men, and the potential damage to the entire nation's commercial infrastructure, is not considered.** > ... > Ohlhausen ended her speech by saying that she was neither "a champion of today's leading Internet firms nor their foe." > Rather, she, and the FTC, have "vigorously supported policy positions that they sometimes love and sometimes hate." People should read the fracking article, and whoever wrote that headline is either incredibly incompetent or incredibly overworked. Edit: The headline now reads "Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts", which is a fair headline - now we just need Reddit to be able to edit headlines as well!
4075 azurecyan Some would say we're already there.
726 3346378 So stop giving them tax dollars and regulatory protections.
201 W0LF_JK **Short history on Trade Monopolies in US**. The anti-Sherman trust act (1890) was made so as to be almost unenforceable. Loosely worded so as to discourage monopolies but keep the state from enforcing it in any applicable ways. In *United States v E.C Knight Company (1895)* the nail was put in the coffin when the government was rebuffed and the courts deemed an exchange of stock that gave the Knight company control of 95 percent of the sugar refining business not a trade. **This changed.** In 1901 in order to corner the New England market James Jerome Hill (President of the Great Northern Railway) backed by J.P Morgan (President of Northern Pacific Railroad) started a buyout of the Chicago, Burlignton, and Quincy railroad which was countered by President of the Union and Southern Pacific Railroad-->Edward Henry Harriman. This 'stock war' threatened to cause a crash on the New York Stock Exchange but thankfully Harriman backed out and the duo won control. In order to prevent another 'stock war' James Hill and J.P Morgan put the three companies under the control of the Northern Securities Company--> a **holding company** that had voting control over all of the three of railroads. This is where it gets interesting. President McKinley personally didn't believe it a monopoly and didn't care. Yet he was assassinated not long after he took office and his VP took his place. President Roosevelt compared to his predecessor did see the Northern Securities company a monopoly and got his Justice department to go after it. Ultimately this was decided in *Northern Securities Company vs United States (1904)*. Interestingly enough the government was able to convince the court that an exchange of stock was indeed a trade reversing their decision from the *Knight Case (1895)*. This small change paved the way for progressivism to keep business accountable in the years following. (Note: The anti Sherman trust act has since been hobbled again which is why we haven't seen a major prosecution since Enron) [**Semantics let alone Technology can make a hell of a difference in regards to upholding laws.**](https://www.policeone.com/police-products/investigation/articles/389338006-From-RICO-to-analytics-How-technology-can-speed-up-gang-investigations/) Tech will save us from The Technology monopoly. Edit: Interesting to note who led the Enron prosecution...
166 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
325 Keinichn My girlfriend and I always joke that it's going to get to the point where Amazon, Google, and Disney are fighting it out for who owns the world.
26 iYeaMikeDave Some of the big tech heads have more logical sounding policies for the economy than actual politicians
126 DoLittlest Amazon has freaked me out for awhile now. Mostly because they don't do much other than make it possible to never leave your house.
46 Murkwater You mean like the three credit bureaus? You know the ones that control what happens to everyone's lives' as far as mortgage, car loans, insurance, being able to buy a house, being able to rent an apartment, or get the right job? Those companies! Those three! Edit: kammaz aund priods... N qustn markz
834 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
66 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.