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One of the many signs of verbal virtuosity among intellectuals is the repackaging of words to mean things that are not only different from, but sometimes the direct opposite of, their original meanings. 'Freedom' and 'power' are among the most common of these repackaged words. The basic concept of freedom as not being subjected to other people's restrictions, and of power as the ability to restrict other people's options have both been stood on their heads in some of the repackaging of these words by intellectuals discussing economic issues. Thus business enterprises who expand the public's options, either quantitatively (through lower prices) or qualitatively (through better products) are often spoken of as 'controlling' the market, whenever this results in a high percentage of consumers choosing to purchase their particular products rather than the competing products of other enterprises. In other words, when consumers decide that particular brands of products are either cheaper or better than competing brands of those products, third parties take it upon themselves to depict those who produced these particular brands as having exercised 'power' or 'control.' If, at a given time, three-quarters of the consumers prefer to buy the Acme brand of widgets to any other brand, then Acme Inc. will be said to 'control' three-quarters of the market, even though consumers control 100 percent of the market, since they can switch to another brand of widgets tomorrow if someone else comes up with a better widget, or stop buying widgets altogether if a new product comes along that makes widgets obsolete...by saying that businesses have 'power' because they have 'control' of their markets, this verbal virtuosity opens the way to saying that government needs to exercise its 'countervailing power' (John Kenneth Galbraith's phrase) in order to protect the public. Despite the verbal parallels, government power is in fact power, since individuals do not have a free choice as to whether or not to obey government laws and regulations, while consumers are free to ignore the products marketed by even the biggest and supposedly most 'powerful' corporations in the world.

Thomas Sowell
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we-believe-we-are-consumers-but-we-are-consumed-bryant-mcgill
we-are-all-consumers-should-all-be-producers-charles-lindbergh
we-need-to-listen-to-consumers-needs
i-want-to-protect-consumers-from-their-government
were-overdelivering-value-against-other-choices-i-think-consumers-can-get-don-mattrick
we-dont-think-us-consumers-want-less-choice
i-think-people-should-be-consumers-journalism-andrew-vachss
americans-used-to-be-citizens-now-we-are-consumers-vicki-robin
theres-no-question-that-consumers-are-looking-for-value-today
consumers-want-something-more-inspiring-these-days-richard-gray
there-is-now-more-pressure-on-consumers-than-there-has-ever-been-it-is-not-sustainable-betty-furness
also-many-consumers-consider-critic-to-be-like-god-almighty
consumers-are-increasingly-feeling-that-they-are-being-taken-for-ride
once-consumers-try-popchips-most-people-really-like-it-become-fans
put-your-consumers-in-focus-listen-to-what-theyre-actually-saying-not-what-they-tell-you
weve-taken-sms-technology-for-consumers-improved-it
you-can-do-more-with-12-disciples-than-with-1200-religious-consumers-alan-hirsch
do-whatever-you-want-in-back-room-pharmacies-but-keep-it-away-from-consumers-katherine-albrecht
my-focus-has-always-been-on-connecting-with-consumers-in-meaningful-way
they-clearly-two-them-have-best-sites-out-there-consumers-love-going-there-booking-their-own-business-mark-rowen
we-have-no-idea-in-what-way-tomorrows-consumers-will-want-to-consumer-their-media
consumers-want-products-that-tell-stories-have-magic-inspire
i-love-market-research-because-you-really-have-idea-what-your-consumers-are-looking-for
people-no-longer-want-to-see-themselves-primarily-as-consumers-but-as-activists-mal-fletcher
i-have-a-vision-thats-about-technology-that-empowers-consumers-over-institutions
gaming-provides-us-with-some-good-signals-about-consumers-what-theyre-interested-in
the-consumers-are-happy-its-coming-one-things-weve-been-looking-for-is-more-retail-mike-moore
if-we-go-on-using-earth-uncaringly-without-replenishing-it-then-we-are-just-greedy-consumers-satish-kumar
its-a-pattern-prices-go-up-consumers-get-angry-politicians-investigate-nothing-changes
recycling-packaging-businesses-are-changing-all-those-things-because-thats-what-consumers-want
it-means-one-them-at-least-is-going-to-be-happy-because-hes-going-to-get-some-carriage-on-something-approaching-11-million-consumers-dennis-mcalpine
more-than-trends-consumers-need-functionality-everything-needs-element-fashion-but-thats-more-like-spice-tadashi-yanai
companies-shouldnt-use-the-law-to-prevent-consumers-from-doing-something-legal
neither-entrepreneurs-nor-farmers-nor-capitalists-determine-what-has-to-be-produced-the-consumers-do-that-ludwig-von-mises
if-a-product-is-more-expensive-than-another-one-and-more-sustainable-in-ecology-consumers-will-not-buy-it
the-consumers-love-it-that-idea-disposable-fashion-is-really-appealing-lois-huff
consumers-in-sonora-know-arizona-mills-they-have-been-to-it-they-love-it-they-know-exactly-what-you-are-talking-about-michael-martin
all-over-world-copyright-holders-are-trying-to-limit-consumers-rights-we-cannot-have-that
more-than-trends-consumers-need-functionality-everything-needs-element-fashion-but-thats-more-like-spice
restaurants-that-have-healthconscious-consumers-will-pay-attention-to-this-marion-nestle