Mafia owned companies are some of the best run and most customer friendly. They are in it for the long haul, not to just make a quick buck.
Any place served by American Water.
Randian Paradise Haw Haw.
That's complete horseshit (along with this article). It's like saying math is a subset of CS because nearly all maths will be calculated by CS.
Stats is orthogonal to CS. You don't need one to do the other.
Having both though can give you a skill set that's quite useful.
For me it goes like this:
Electric company - thug
Water company - thug
Gas company - ok
Cable company - thug
Wireless company - thug
Phone company - thug (stopped using 8 years ago because they wouldn't repair their lines)
Trash company - ok
So there are 7 private companies I deal with for important services. FIVE of them are monopolistic thugs that do things like sending bills without reading the meters and fail to keep their infrastructure in reasonable repair (try having to boil water for two weeks because the water company didn't repair their treatment facility after a storm damaged it years ago and see what your opinion on this is).
These state sanctioned monopolies are the children of Satan. Or maybe Eris. They get into the regulators knickers and generally then do anything they please.
Comcast is now bidding to own the interwebs. Tell whoever you can that this would be a disaster for America.
The problem with your analysis is that the laissez-faire folks would see points all of your stipulations as Marxist.
1. In unfettered capitalism monopolies are fine. While you don't want regulated markets. construction of monopolies through price manipulation etc. is fine. This is how we ended up with stuff like Standard Oil. Look what happened with the breakup of AT&T - gradually the companies formed by the split re-merged. Only regulation has prevented formation of a monopoly.
2, 3 and 4 are obviously restriction on free commerce and therefore Marxist.
If you read the article there is a statement that the methane is converted to CO2 before it reaches the surface. It is a fuel source after all.
The thing is, where else is this going on? Like those mysterious holes in Russia?
I visited these folks when they had an open house a few years ago.
It isn't too often you can visit a place that's working on fusion reactors.
I'm already getting profiled ads based on my Amazon shopping.
Annoying as fuck. Looking for more ad blocking extensions.
Take a closer look at that table. The US vehicles in 7-8 place have one and only one failure. The low ranking is because they are relatively new and have participated in a small number of missions.
In the 2nd table, showing retired vehicles the US has 3 of the top 4 spots.
Nah. It's due to the ongoing shrinking of the Euro vs other currencies. That 10 million euro in fuel just didn't go far enough.
So if you want to be poor vote Republican!
Yes but they are still called Eneloop.
The rotting out of Verizon's wires is much more likely to push people to non-Verizon services given how little of the US FIOS covers.
For me all it did was cause me to drop Verizon completely and switch to T Mobile.
Kraft is a large company, but it has DOZENS of equal sized or larger competitors in the markets it serves. For example in the beverages segment Snapple is bigger than they are. In cheese Mondelez is three times bigger. And so on.
Unilever is hardly a food company at all. It sells 10 times more personal care products (soap etc) than it does food.
Don't confuse diversification with market share. Two very different things.
Chile is often held up as being one of the more libertarian governments. As such it seems logical that it would often appear to be a federation of businesses.