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Seton Motley

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April 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

We have before us – and the government – Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Which the Leviathan and the Left view as an opportunity to outright blockade the free market.  Or, barring that, unilaterally impose many, many a la carte regulations – that they otherwise can’t get imposed – in exchange for Mother-May-I government-transaction-approval.

These are known as regulatory “concessions.”  Absurdly called that because we pretend the imposed-upon companies happily concede to these regulations – the same way I happily concede my wallet to the guys with the masks and the guns.

These “concessions” are imposed – they claim – to try to mitigate what they think will be market harm resulting from the transaction.

But really – who is LESS qualified to prognosticate what will happen in the market…than bureaucrats?

Sadly, this is where we currently stand.

In this video, we assess the situation – and implore the government to not yet again try to guess what’s going to happen, and preemptively regulate predicated thereon.

Soothsayers they ain’t.

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Seton Motley is a consultant and the founder and president of Less Government.

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"But really – who is LESS qualified to prognosticate what will happen in the market…than bureaucrats?"

I'm not a big fan of regulatory deal-making, especially when it comes to economic engineering, but even bureaucrats don't need a crystal ball, when most of history confirms that the chief beneficiary of commercial monopolies is not the consumer market.
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I can't take him seriously with that voice, he sounds like a fat comic book store manager droning on about how the Avengers movie deviated from the original comic books.
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