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The idea that we "should not regulate" something is such bullshit. Everything is regulated. We make a choice, as a society, as to whom regulation favors. Choosing not to regulate a company/industry/etc is very much a choice of regulation in favor of that industry.

@chris when an industry pushes for "not being regulated", it should be a bargain: "sure, no problemo, but the government also stops enforcing your contracts, courts are no longer available to you as a means of solving disputes, the police is no longer going to investigate any crimes *against* you, and you ain't getting any government contracts/subsidies".

@rysiek But then what would the parties of "I got mine, fuck you" (if you're in the US anyway) have to fight for?

@rysiek So true. Just had to listen to someone rant in Slack about how unfair regulation is for social media and it definitely triggered me :/

@rysiek @chris then they would make their own private police/army, and become a para-state organization, a.k.a. a mafia. Or a citizen of one of those.

@chris obfuscating the true conditions of social / economic / political affairs is a key technique to keep and defend the status-quo

a clever trick (that is played again and again) is to associate any and all regulation with bureucratic red tape (that everyone exposed to loathes)

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To be fair, the government will only regulate something when the government sees an opportunity for itself to benefit from the regulation.

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