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switch it around Gideon

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on July 22, 1999 at 13:56:23:

In Reply to: Steady, statists... posted by Gideon Hallett on July 22, 1999 at 12:05:23:

: It beats me that people think you can do away with an elected state and yet leave the global corporate world untouched; and that large corporations will somehow start behaving ethically in the absence of regulation. I'm not greatly fond of the state; but I'm far less fond of the corporate state...

Turn it around. Have you thought that corporate misdeeds are made possible by the existance of a 'legitimate' conduit for their actions? that the agreement to act badly is two way, govt and *some* businesses who grew large and repulsive by agreeing favor with government?

Whatever kind of government you get the same kinds of corruption are possible because you (plural) have given government power over your lives - its going to be used.

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