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Neo-Feudalism: The New Paradigm

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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 02:15 PM
a reply to: MystikMushroom
I don't disagree in general.

However, the blame belongs to politics, not Capitalism.

The only solution is economic. The only way to be free is to be self supporting, which is easier than it sounds in a stable economy. Henry David Thoreau thought the balance of work to life should be about one day of work per week.

We need to concentrate on the natural truth about society and the production of all necessities in the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs. The truth is that people will do what they want to. Capitalism lets them get more production for the same amount of time working. The withering value of savings and crony capture of massive government are products of politics, not Capitalism.

Given that our quality of life was created by the relatively lasses-faire environment of the 1800s, the starting point of social advancement should be a return to lasses-faire and small government.

posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 02:31 PM
a reply to: Semicollegiate

Governments only add formality, diplomacy and legitimacy to corporations and companies.

Who do you think really writes all the legislation that gets voted on?

The private sector has the governments of the world in a stranglehold, at their beck and call. The government appears have the highest authority in part to keep the people fooled. If a company wants a piece of legislation passed, or a certain provision -- it just takes greasing the right wheels.

Governments also enable a more stable economic playground for the corporations of the world. War may be good for business, but stability is also good for profit. It's kind of hard to build a pipeline when guerrillas keep blowing it up.

No, the governments of the world aren't the real power brokers -- certainly not anymore, as everyone has a price.

In an ideal situation corporations and governments would work together openly for the benefit of themselves and the people.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 02:42 PM
It is a societal thing. From big cities to small communities, people feel isolated. The internet perhaps has connected ideas, but it takes real action to make changes. I am sorry to see schools close in small towns, when the kids go the town dies. I have real fond memories of small town america in the 50's and 60's, as a kid.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 02:44 PM
a reply to: MystikMushroom

Government and big business symbiotically grow each other. Government has socialized business losses and crony cartel enforcement. In return the government created a regulatory environment that discourages self employment.

Government is the sine qua non of big business power.

Without government, business is only a seller in the market.

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