: Recently Gee I think you've been demonstrating a progressive anti-corporate and anti-corporatist (that's the post-modern alliance of buiness men and politicians
Yes, It victimises both consumers and producers who are used to furnish the protected companies (see my response to the huge RD post) to the benefit of the less competent business people and power mongering politicians.
: Well you talk about the flight of Capital here, is that a good or bad thing from your perspective,
Bad. Even in a socialist country (where capital=resource) it is bad for such to leave the country - it diminishes the potential for economic growth (different than sheer growth, see my respose to the RD post)
: If consumers dont control production then sure that isnt the liberal arrangement you folk would be looking for anyway?
Consumers dont control production but they do choose which priduct from the menu to buy.
: Finally given that this situation exists and provided that your opposed to it what do you think should be done?
get rid of business output and you starve the government and the people at the same time, so a far better solution would appear to be reducing vastly the role of government. In that I like yiour idea of highly decentralised community sized governments over huge national ones, despite the fact that such could be terribly oppressive at a local level (at least people could more readily overthrow them or just leave)