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And yet then again...

Posted by: bill on December 06, 1999 at 16:33:09:

In Reply to: In that case posted by Gee on December 06, 1999 at 14:08:18:

"...why are you not campaigning vigourously for ACTUAL free markets, thus diminishing the privilege granting governments who act in direct conflict with the notion of free trade and capitalism?

When are you going to realize that for all practical purposes corporations ARE the government when it comes to commerce? When was the last time a charter was revoked? How many corporations have committed fraud, violated laws, flagrantly abused the environment, etc. Who is to stop them? Is not the present condition of the world precisely due to unfettered capitalism? Haven't these behemoths become "too big to fail"? Doesn't the internal logic of capitalism guarantee the generation of these monsters of profit whose control of governments is just "part of doing business"?

: The above is good criticism of unfettered government and those who are the protected corporate beggars.

They create their own protection. That's what the WTO is all about! It is not unfettered government - it is "fettered" government - BY the corporations. What are the dispute resolution panals about? Who controls them?

You get only two guesses.

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