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The reality though... Corporations will always see what politicians can do for them, and politicians will always do the same. They will always become best friends. It's inevitable in a market such as ours. Do you really think regulations were just made up by government in every case? Or do you think it might just be possible regulations were created by huge corporations to drive out competition?
Capitalism is not perfect, but just may be the best way to run things. Free market baby.
originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: rockintitz
We don't practice free market capitalism and it's likely we never will again - some argue we did several decades ago, but talks of free market capitalism are just as fantasy as talks of socialist utopias
I agree, but it's not just limited to capitalism, it extends to all forms of economy.
Humans are greedy and no matter what system is in place we will always find a way to take advantage of it for our own benefit even at the expense of others.
That's human nature when money is involved, we want to be happy and we find happiness in material possessions for the most part.
What gets on my nerves are those who think one economic system is better than others when that is flat out wrong for the reasons I mentioned above. People will ALWAYS find a way to corrupt a system to their personal benefit.
Something more like.. The workers collectively have ownership within a company. No shareholders to appease to, no stock market to manipulate - just workers advocating for the company they have an interest in and are dedicating a large amount of their life to.