Originally posted by ExPostFacto
Do you think there is a control mechanism in place to force people to accept the idea, we must work for others under the protection of government,
obeying corporate rules which violate our rights as free people?
There is a control mechanism in place, but that mechanism is a creature of government's own creation.
Corporations have no power over people, only government has a monopoly on force. Corporations can't force anyone to do anything on their own.
Lets say I and a friend want to start a small business selling medical supplies. To start this business I would have to jump through 10.6 billion
different government hoops and comply with 44.9 billion regulations.
So, who do all these regulations benefit?
Or big pharma?
What most democrats fail to realize is that 99.9% of regulations are lobbied for by industry themselves in order to block competition or secure
Without these regulations they would be forced to compete in an open market.
The market is also self-policing.
For example, say a large corporation produces a vaccine that harms people. Normally the corporation could be sued out of business or they would loose
business because they were producing harmful products.
Not so today.
Today, such a corporation would be taken to vaccine court where their liability is limited and the judges are paid for by the vaccine makers
Also, a huge portion of vaccines are purchased by government. Of course, those contracts only go to big pharma vaccine makers. Good luck trying to
start up a small business producing vaccines and getting a government contract.
This means that if big pharma makes a bad vaccine, they don't have to worry about the market rejecting their product.
Government protects bad vaccine makers, while the market tries to shut them down.
This is true of almost all major industry that is heavily regulated. The regulations are strictly for the benefit of the mega-corporations.
Especially the financial industry. Without the Fed, Goldman and all the rest would be bankrupt right now and our money would still be worth
[edit on 16-6-2010 by mnemeth1]