posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 10:07 PM
Originally posted by RealSpoke
Corporatism is capitalism. It is nothing but a group of capitalists organizing to purchase the means of production. It only becomes fascist once the
governments start having direct control over the corporations.
I'm trying to connect dots here.. rickymouse said a few posts after yours that "the big businesses have little ties to an area they do not live in"
(so they might leave any day). I rather not disagree with that as there probably are atleast few examples of such, but what I would find quite hard to
grasp, is, the concept of "having direct control over the corporations" (e.g. the top level corporations, who own or have strong ties to smaller
I mean.. it takes a long time to grow "a big company/corporation" and it is quite hard to control anything that could be described as been
"massive" in size. It is even harder to align the operations of multiple big corporations to act in concert, if they are "separate species" --
which they are, if they were just recently added to portfolio of, let's say, Goldman Sachs Group Inc or Merrill Lynch & Co Inc. The article goes to
mention that "Most company shares are held by fund managers who may or may not control what the companies they part-own actually do. The impact of
this on the system's behaviour, he says, requires more analysis."
So, basically some "top level" person (or persons) could squeeze out some extra money from corporations and by doing that hurt some citizens
somewhere, but having direct control
over the corporations..? I'd say that it becomes much more complex concept, when one thinks about it with