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It was. But crucially, not the idea of total individual freedom. That's why there's lots of things you can't do. Pay 0% inheritance/estate tax is one of them. Because of the reasons I mentioned.Seriously, you started the topic, so stay on it. Stop trying to sidestep your own bs.
Cough cough? Wtf is this? Nudge nudge wink wink say no more?
^ tbh, I think the French are over it. It's the English-speaking world that seems to have the hang-up.
I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. The nationality of the speaker has no bearing on the validity of what they say.What are you talking about? The USA does not have 0% estate or inheritance tax, which is what you were suggesting. What difference does it make how the USA is doing now when the subject was the effect of a drastic change in policy?Aside from which, of course, the USA has massive income inequality, declining social mobility, an increasingly dynastic...
And boom, you have a landed gentry, generational wealth, insurmountable wage divides, barriers to mobility taller than the Berlin Wall and you've created a neo-feudalism.Congratulations, you've thoroughly disassembled everything that your country was founded upon.
^ None of those ever had a monopoly, so I'm not sure how they could abuse a monopolistic position.
Err... I think you must have missed a few headlines.  Microsoft have been fined billions of euros over anti-competitive behaviour. BBC: Microsoft fined by EU for not abiding by anti-competitive sanctionsBBC: Microsoft fined by EU over Internet ExplorerBBC: Microsoft fined by EU over anti-competitive behaviour (including Windows Media Player)
^ Please don't turn this into another misdirected rant against socialism, this thread is full of enough nonsense as it is.
It cannot happen.  It is impossible.
Sadly a sale needs both the buyer and seller to agree to it.  So the shareholder would retort with "Screw you Apple, I won't do what you tell me", and until  Apple reaches the compulsory purchase threshold there's sod all they can do about it.  Nope.  Doesn't work that way.  90% ownership (IIRC) is needed to force a compulsory purchase of shares.
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