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  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    @Charlie Stross "He has the authority to delete your comments and ban you, and he's enforcing my policy." He didn't delete my postings, and I wasn't complaining about any moderation policy. I was simply pointing out that you are indeed...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    @Dave_the_Proc "Just: Huh? ... Creative individuals producing highly unique products (possibly even quantifiable as works of art) equate to mass-produced gew-gaws in your head?" I was merely pointing out Stross (and you) implicitly argue that books should be accorded a...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    @Sean Eric Fagan "This is not a forum for debating the merits of one economic system over another" I'm sorry, but what is this discussion about then? Given our economic system, what is there to debate? Amazon is clearly not...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    @graydonish #102 "Fascism is a normal response to the failures of capitalism." Claiming that capitalism has failed is, in fact, the hallmark and primary political message of both socialism and fascism. I don't know which ideology you're closer to, but...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    I actually hadn't thought much about who you publish with and had been planning buying and reading some of your books. But regardless of what I may think of Amazon, I do not wish to support Hachette, which I consider,...
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