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Posted by Vaughn on April 6, 2011, 9:09 pm


Wrong.  Please go back and read what I wrote above.

Thats your opinion.  Actually governments have created markets and
controlled economies of scale forever.  It doesn't always come out well (see
the housing bubble) but it's done, like it or not.


Posted by Peter Franks on April 6, 2011, 10:30 pm
On 4/6/2011 2:09 PM, Vaughn wrote:

Please go back and read what I wrote above.

No, that is fact.  I should have prefaced it with '/Just/
governments...' to make it clear that we aren't talking about
totalitarian regimes.

Oh, it's done.  Doesn't make it right, though.

Posted by Vaughn on April 7, 2011, 1:10 am

OK I did, and its still wrong.  Economics 101.  Economies of scale are very
real, especially as they apply to emerging technology..  That's why we have
these cheap computers, that's why most of us can afford to own cars.

No, that's your opinion.  It's a defensible opinion, but still just an
opinion.  Many will disagree with you.  (I've been to school on this stuff,
I know.)

Again, your opinion.  Many would disagree.


Posted by Peter Franks on April 7, 2011, 1:33 pm
 On 4/6/2011 6:10 PM, Vaughn wrote:

Are you saying that cars/computers were initially cheap?

"The *initial cost* has not been reduced"!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted
among Men...

Posted by Bruce Richmond on April 7, 2011, 4:54 pm
You can easily buy a laptop for $00 now.  Ten years ago you would be
hard pressed to find one for under $000 and it wouldn't be half the
computer you get for $00 now.  For cars you need to look back to
before they were mass produced.  The cost went down to a fraction of
what it had been when they started building them on assembly lines
with mass produced parts.

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