When Stewart made the assertion that the free market regulations are only accountable to shareholders and that in the current system at least we can
vote for representatives that make the regulations he was entirely wrong and Ron could of really hit him hard but let him off the hook.
In our current structure most regulations are authored by bureaucratic morons who were simply hired not voted for.
Also, in a free market regulations may first come from the corporations but those corporations will not be around very long if the people decide they
don't want to buy their products because of poor regulations. In our current system, corporations are accountable to a few government bureaucrats in
a free market corporations are actually accountable to their customers, AKA, the people.
Our current system puts a middle man between the people and the corporations and the middleman is supposed to act in our interest but instead they act
in the interest of the corporations.
In a free market there is no middleman, if a corporation sucks (think monsanto, etc...) the government cannot cover for them or write laws that allow
them to stay in operation, the people have the direct power to end that corporation and set a strong example for any other corporations that do
The free market does not ask corporations to regulate themselves and allow share holders to rape the people, it is the exact opposite, in a free
market the people can hold their corporate feet to the fire without being hindered by laws that allow pollution, corruption and the like.
Our current system legalizes bad corporations, in a free market the people would be in control, not legislators who legalize bad behavoir and thus
make it "OK"
edit on 27-9-2011 by sageofmonticello because: (no reason given)