Originally Posted by barrel roll
Some of that stuff makes sense. The bats **** crazy clock is right twice a day.
1. Nope, not possible.
2. May-be a few did but the majority sided with Mitt
3. This does sort of make sense until you really think about it. If government regulation makes it so cost prohibative to enter a market that it keeps competitors out, than it also means that your profit margin is very small or the market itself is very small. If you had large profits or a large market companies that have large capital that could afford to enter the market or large economies of scale that could make up the cost of entering through volume of sale would. Either way the only way this could work would be such a niche market that there would be so few companies in that niche that they wouldn't have any pull with the Fed.
R version... Hyper government regulation only protects niche markets from competition which make up only a fraction of the market.
For example: Gov regulation protects uranium companies like Uranium One from competition because start up costs are high and the market is demand is low. So Joe-Bob mining can't enter the market because it cost to much in permitting and NRC red tape and big companies like KE that can afford the cost to enter stay out becuase they can make a lot more money mining coal, copper, and iron on mass scale.
That by no means supports the belief that the mining community supports strict government regulation because teh only people it is "helping" is the the handfull of uranium miners. I am sure the thousands of coal and other mining companies would be overjoyed to have less MSHA oversight.
4. No, just no.