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@aflightybroad [extremely bootlicker voice] several big businesses are responsible for controlling pretty much everything worth noting in present day, why would we want to get rid of that structure

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@bclindner they CREATE JOBS which means they DESERVE to know every last facet of our lives down to minutiae even we may not yet recognize in our own selves. and they innovate in bold new ways to spy on us and harvest data to sell to others in an orouboros of Data Analysis And Market Analytics

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@aflightybroad @bclindner Who's worse, the person buying or selling? Both isn't a valid answer.

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@gudenau @bclindner going with selling on this one. buyers feed the sellers but the sellers are (generally) the ones gathering and scraping the data, taking the more active role, so, ehh

i could be swayed out of this argument but it's my initial take

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@aflightybroad @bclindner But they wouldn't be doing it if no one bought. I don't know the answer myself to be fair.

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@gudenau @bclindner if both isn't a valid answer, it's the way i lean. it's definitely a cyclical thing where one feeds the other. can't buy if nothing's available; can't sell if no one's buying.

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@aflightybroad @bclindner I wonder who started it. Who offered first?

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