Linked by Kroc on Thu 30th Aug 2007 13:03 UTC
Editorial I hear often that when something new appears that "competition is good". The primary reasons competition is seen as good, are: it drives down prices; it gives consumers more choice; it pushes technology forward, quicker. Competition is not good because: competition is why consumers have to choose between HD-DVD and BluRay; competition is why DRM exists; and more. In this article, each of the supposed benefits of competition will be looked at in more detail.
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RE: Mod me down, but...
by Soulbender on Fri 31st Aug 2007 06:52 UTC in reply to "Mod me down, but..."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

"I think this is a stupid almost-marxist argument."

Don't drag Marx into the mess that is this article. Marx was never against competition.

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RE[2]: Mod me down, but...
by JohnOne on Fri 31st Aug 2007 11:34 in reply to "RE: Mod me down, but..."
JohnOne Member since:
2006-03-25

Marx was never against competition.


Yeah, it's true.
Infact, in italian philosofic ambients we like to distinguish "Marxian" arguments (of Marx himself) and "Marxist" arguments (inspired by Marx's works, but many time really different from the inspiration). The same difference is between "Thomasian" (of Saint Thomas of Aquino) and "Thomist". :-)

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