[Poll] How Long Will DJ Trump Stay in Office?

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#341

To be fair, I was using the term “unregulated”, ironically.

“Monopolies are a natural end to an unregulated market” meaning companies, particularly larger ones can easily out-price the newer ones, out of a market. They have the established capital to do so. Also, they have better political advantages as well. They can push for regulations making it difficult for start-ups to continue operating, or even begin. The “Food Truck” craze is one example. The brick and mortar shops found competition from mobile food sources, and used their political clout to push the newbies away from them. That is not a free market.

Libertarians argue that the market will take care of itself, and thus avoid monopolies. Real life, this has never happened.

You either have 100% regulated, or 100% unregulated market. But, even that is a fallacy. How would you make sure an unregulated market stays unregulated?


#342

Bike lock to an RPG fight…


#343

Completely agree that so called freemarkets will end up being captured eventually.
Most of the richest people in the world have achieved this by capturing monopoly positions in their markets. Carlos Slim, Buffet, Gates, Bezos.

You name it the market is wrapped up by two or three local companies here .

Formosa oil and CPC.
President and RTMart and Chuanlien
Zhonghua Telecom and Taiwan mobile (ok few more choices)
MOD and maybe one vendor each district
Taipower/gas/water

It’s not all bad cos the govt subsidises a lot of stuff, but then you don’t get much advancement in the govt sectors.


#344

Back to topic. My hope is that D. Trump is out of office before he can start a war against N. Korea. 2018 looks very precarious to me. There are quite a few early signs that it could go really bigly badly for all of us here in Asia and then the rest of the world.


#345

*big league

(I’m no covfefist, but I have to admit the Donald did not say “bigly” all those times people thought he did.)


#346

People in/from the East and West Coast should get it real right now. It’s time to stop seeing California or New York as the whole U.S.A.
That guy apparently has more supporters than antagonists in the whole U.S.A.
That’s why he won the election despite all his ridiculous talks and controversies.
There’re a lot more people out there in the rest 48 States and they support that guy wholeheartedly.


#347

Is that why his approval ratings are stuck in the mid to high 30s? :thinking:

Average aggregate of polls as of Aug 1: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/


#348

It’s a nice challenge with Clinton!


#349

Still no one knows why Clinton lost the election.


#350

Sure they do. It was the Russians, Wikileaks, Comey, sexists, misogynists, white supremacists (?), bigots, racists, evangelicals, male chauvinist pigs, anti-globalists, the DNC. It was everybody’s fault except for Hillary’s. Duh…


#351

This.

Also, i was talking about the rapist, his ratings were not much higher than Trumps.


#352

Not all liberals are anti-gun. My father was as bleeding heart as they came, and he hoarded like militiaman. Not only did he support the 2nd amendment, he thought it was unconstitutional that it only has been applied to firearms. He actively supported the private ownership, sale, and manufacture of everything, including nuclear weapons.

In a way, he has a point. The 2nd amendment makes no reference to any limitation of arms. It in no way defines what “arms” are. Using the most liberal interpretation of the constitution, any legislative or court action to prohibit limit any weapons, is inherently, unconstitutional. Unless you believe the document, as a whole, leaves wiggle room for the government to take necessary measures to insure security of its people.


#353

They’ve never been anti-gun. They’ve always been against people other than themselves having guns.


#354

Your dad sounds more like a bleeding heart libertarian. At least he wasn’t a constitution-hating progressive. The country may be polarized, but it’s still a complex continuum. In the agricultural county in Oregon where I’m staying now, people mostly vote Democrat, and recreational marijuana is fully legal. At the same time, gun ownership is extremely high. But looking at the country as a whole, gun ownership is generally highest (and murder rates of course lowest) in red counties.


#355

No wonder, then!


#356

If I were you, I wouldn’t joke around in the presence of extremely high gun owners. :star_struck:


#357

It’s okay. They’re probably not high enough to teleport to whatever my location is. :crazy_face:


#358

Are you sure I wasn’t referring to myself?


#359

Sheesh, I think we need to raise the bar for “Regular” status! :roll:

Anyway, about that DJ… :whistle:


#360

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