What do you find most threatening? Big corporations operating on greed and deception? Or big government doing the same?
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I totally agree with today's government being "too expensive, too corrupt, too intrusive and too socialist." Our forefathers believed in a smaller government less involved in the details of our lives.
There is evidence to the contrary. Look up the city-state of Amalfi (pre 1000 AD), the Hanseatic League (1200 AD), the East India Trading Company (both the English and the Dutch), Royal Shell's control of Nigeria, and last, but not least, Monsanto.
This is where we need to differentiate between Capitalism & Corporatism. There's a difference & it's important. Corporatism, which Monsato is 1 of 1000s under this label, is not good, but Capitalism is. Corporatism is a govt/business blend.
Good point, Mitch. Most anything good can be used in a wrong way---including capitalism.
The difference between capitalism (good) and corporatism (bad) is misunderstood by most. The lack of knowledge concerning the Constitution, the enumerated powers and the 10th Amendment are a huge problem. Well said.
big business has never hurt me. I am much smarter than that. I don't shop at WalMart. I don't eat food that has additives. The best tax plan is 1% on every commercial transaction. WHEN all pay - all support - all are equal.
well as long as it doesn't affect you personally that's all that matters right? What about the people who can't afford to shop other places after Walmart kills the competition? If you eat grain you eat GMO's in this country give me a break.
Primarily, Big Business has never had a chance to hurt you because of various civil groups, probably including your government. Amalfi, the Hanse, East India Trade Co, Dutch Royal Shell, Monsanto. The list goes on.
Great point, Christin. They are both in cohoots with each other, and people don't even realize this. Pharmaceuticals, Monsanto, etc. (big businesses) are killing us, and big government is killing our pocketbooks. They do it together to have gains.
I understand that big business is often in cahoots with the gov. However business still compete against each other (Home Depot vs.Lowes). Would tht not provide some check on the greed and deceptiveness? Who is there to compete with big government?
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