Another example of how monopolies and protectionism can have a negative impact on the consumer. Sure, when there is a need to limit the services or businesses due to a limited demand in order for them to survive, then there are advantages for the consumer insuring those services and businesses are available. But when there is enough demand that encourages competition, then it is in the best interest to allow competition to dictate. There is always the argument to protect local or national business from foreign competition, but protecting them is only in the best interest when they are able and willing to provide the services needed.
And if one is to be skeptical, one could believe that limiting competition allows for greater profits that can go to those who facilitate the limiting. Of course I doubt that has ever happened in Belize. smirk

Last edited by bywarren; 08/27/11 12:50 PM.