Those dirty, dirty bastards. How dare they! How
dare Amazon save their customers money! They must be stopped.
Immediately. If they do not obey, fine them until it hurts.
Those poor, poor booksellers in France. They simply could not handle the competition. (See here
So being the good collectivist weaklings they are, they took Amazon to
court. Now, Amazon must discontinue free shipping on orders and fork
over nearly $150,000 to those benighted “business” owners to compensate
them for the horrible, horrible “harm” they suffered. After all, it is
illegal in France to sell one’s own property at a loss or to offer any
discount on books larger than 5%.
will show those pesky customers! They’ll be so
much better off when it costs them more to purchase their books.
Good fascists that they are, these French folks offer a sterling
example to our own homegrown fascists. After all, many of the good
“business” proprietors in our country already receive subsidies so they
help American citizens pay more for their
purchases. These business owners of “pull” appeal to our government to
keep foreign competitors out of their “protected” markets. These
pseudo-capitalists keep prices high and supplies low by forcing some
domestic owners to let their products rot on the ground rather than
sell or even give them away. Of course, these do-gooders have also made
it illegal to “gouge” consumers during times of shortages to encourage
more goods to stream towards areas devastated by disaster.
Contradiction? What contradiction?
The law of supply and demand? What law?
Fair trade? What does it matter if “fair” means “unfair”?
Property rights and freedom? What the hell are those?
Sick bastards? Well... We know who they
(from Don't Get Me Started!