[Wolves] MS tightens the screw
zen8486 at zen.co.uk
Fri Apr 7 11:30:40 BST 2006
> This is the exact same situation in many industries. In the
> background a small number of hidden influential (extremely powerful
> and rich) conglomerations are buying up the smaller independents.
Slightly off-topic, but this has been the underlying premise for many, many
Sci-Fi story lines, probably best summarised imho by the cyberpunk genre.
It seems inevitable that working along current economic drivers that this is
always going to happen and it's only the existence of specific legislation
and bodies that attempt to enforce this legislation that is slowing this
There is (at least in the UK) legislation that is meant to prevent a supplier
from abusing its position due to 'significant market share', whether its
fairly and routinely adhered to is another matter entirely.
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