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Competition kills off not only those they compete against, but it also kills off stability. Stability in the job market, stability of employees to feel secure in their job and have the confidence they will be able remain in one geographic location long enough to raise a family in a home they own. Competition may drive down prices, but their is a social cost.
Saturation is also a problem; humans have only a finite time in their waking hours to decide how to fill their spare time (and who has much of that these days). You can only play so many video games, talk on 1 usable phone, watch so many movies, and so on. As I walked the dog this morning, I looked at the cookie cutter houses in m y community and reflected on how lucky I was to grow up in the 60's/70's in a small town in upstate NY; no walls around houses, only had top worry about 3 network stations to choose from on the TV, socialized with other kids by playing with/against each other and not a slave to the computer or some video game. People these days fill their lives with a lot of nothing. Ad agencies do a fine job of convincing people of what they need.
I agree with David (Smart Money) even if Obama and his croonies are defeated in November...we are already a country so deep in debt and with so many crooks in Washington I believe the United States might never be the same. We won't see much change under a Mitt Romney and I am afraid that Mrs. Clinton will but the final nails in our republic as it once stood for "We the people"
God have mercy on our souls when that happens. Get ready to say "comrad' a lot.
Sonys problem is high prices.cause right now your just buying the name.When someone can produce the same items for 100's or thousands's less, then people take a chance with the intermediate companies.
Just because your the best doesn't mean you can reap the rewards unless you own an oil company.
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