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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Markets mixed with technology isolate. We exchange with unknowns. Trust that would normally bind people is absent.
    Really?

    You buy products from websites you don't trust?

    Your body, your choice. But you should, perhaps, consider letting your brain take control sometime.

    Letting your fingers do the walking was a fine slogan for the Yellow Pages, back in the day, but it's not a good idea on the internet.

    The only thing automated markets isolate us from are smelly salesmen who usually can't be trusted, and haven't been trustworthy through most if human history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Gleed View Post
    Really?

    You buy products from websites you don't trust?

    Your body, your choice. But you should, perhaps, consider letting your brain take control sometime.

    Letting your fingers do the walking was a fine slogan for the Yellow Pages, back in the day, but it's not a good idea on the internet.

    The only thing automated markets isolate us from are smelly salesmen who usually can't be trusted, and haven't been trustworthy through most if human history.

    I buy from Web sites where I don't know who's behind it from Adam. Just bought a new monitor from Amazon. I have a cousin who worked for Amazon a couple of summers ago. So, no, my trust has shifted from a person to some entity.

    Ignoring the rest of your babble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Markets as a means of exchange are necessary. Anthropology shows us that primitive tribes who became isolated from trade reverted evolutionarily or died out.

    Thing is Walmart doesn't destroy locals, we do in choosing where to shop. All Walmart does is figure out what we want and gives it to us good and hard. As HL Mencken put it: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
    Okay. But where does selling at a loss to destroy your competition come in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Gleed View Post
    Really?

    You buy products from websites you don't trust?

    Your body, your choice. But you should, perhaps, consider letting your brain take control sometime.

    Letting your fingers do the walking was a fine slogan for the Yellow Pages, back in the day, but it's not a good idea on the internet.

    The only thing automated markets isolate us from are smelly salesmen who usually can't be trusted, and haven't been trustworthy through most if human history.
    There are scam sites and phishing scams stealing from people daily. If you don't buy from the net you are wasting money. Either that or you don't know that much about it.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Okay. But where does selling at a loss to destroy your competition come in?
    It's still people as consumers who decide. Walmart has no coercive power over anyone. They take advantage of size and selling in quantity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    There are scam sites and phishing scams stealing from people daily. If you don't buy from the net you are wasting money. Either that or you don't know that much about it.

    I recently purchased CDs. Had money in a low-yield savings account at one bank so shopped around online. Found a bank with real good rates, checked out their reputation, all online. Opened a small savings account to qualify, purchased the CDs via a transfer from the savings account, and there it is, all online. Never saw or talked to another human being, don't know them, don't care, don't care how they use the money, as long as it pays off, and it does.

    All this technology makes it easy to do without any human contact.
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