Comment: Wrong.

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Wrong.

On so many levels.

First of all, yes, making soap is much cheaper than buying it. And is of superior quality.

Second, if a company is using externalities to artificially reduce their cost, then the product only appears cheaper but is in fact not.

I could make a really cheap product by using slave labor, and whipping people to the point of death. But it is only cheap because I am stealing other peoples lives, which means it isn't cheaper, I am simply transferring a portion of the cost.

The market drives prices. Competition is good. Your argument seems to be that having large companies and less market competition somehow creates a better price or product? You do realize that is in direct contradiction to all of our general beliefs about markets and competition.

It's amazing how the pro-corp folks get this blind spot.

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