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Swaminathan Krishnan wrote:
> Here's the fallacy in your argument:
> Ours is a "Service-Oriented Industry" and it is not approriate to compare
> it with
> the sale of cars!
> I am not saying that I fully agree with a centralised fee system etc. but I
> do
> believe that your argument is a wee bit unfair.
Well, I disagree with the notion that there is any difference between
selling a service and selling goods.  Ask any Economist about that. 
Unless you are in a regulated insdustry, the price of a product OR
service is still goverened by the good old "supply - demand" curve.  We
are all selling something, be it a service or a product.  The basic
rules are the same.  If we can all understand this basic concept and put
this knowledge to good use, we can use it to our advantage.


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