Competition is always good - it gets the best deal for the end consumer and encourages innovation and improvements.
It matters not whether the item for consumption is a phone or governance.
Monopolistic cartels are always bad (except for the monopolist).
That always turns out to be a very bad deal for the consumer.
The Federal government is now effectively a monopoly power.
The Federal Reserve is a monopoly power for monetary policy.
Both have given a very raw deal to well over 99% of Americans.
30 years ago Americans saw everything as a new opportunity and were rich.
Now they see everything as a threat and are poor.
The government has utterly failed in it's primary duty of upholding the Rule of Law.
According to the Bill of Rights this is the Federal government's ONLY duty.
The several states also agreed when America was founded, that they would co-operate on matters of National Security. Individual states were too small to effectively counter global powers such as Britain.
The government has also utterly failed in it's duty to provide security for it's citizens.
"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."
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