[ExI] Economy: "The Big Takeover"
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 07:04:56 UTC 2009
On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 7:25 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> Yes, but as we've read here and elsewhere, the reply from free market
> advocates is that the current USian system is *not* free market, it's almost
> the antithesis.
> On that view, it's a corrupt consortium of public officials largely buffered
> against consequences, ruthless tax gatherers without sense or pity,
> government largely by rich lawyers funded lavishly by special interests in
> exchange for favors, voters with their hands out for unearned benefits, and
> above and behind it all immense industrial and military oligopolies with
> little self-control yet able to command the resources of the nation without
> any serious internal or external checks or balances.
> And yet the oligopolies are what many people both in the US and elsewhere
> think capitalism *is*, and it seems to be what ideologues tend to champion
> against horrid "socialist" alternatives (especially top down direction or
> supervision by elected deputies or their civil servant class operatives).
> But no, it's actually the travesty pilloried and reviled in the bible of
> honorable capitalism, ATLAS SHRUGGED: a cabal of facile unprincipled shits
> lacking in reason or self-knowledge, unwilling to contribute but eager to
> grab and retain what they can, seeing themselves as an aristocracy of
> entitlement. Maybe so, maybe so.
### You are my man, Damien! :)
I mean, WTF - a few assholes get 800 billion dollars of our tax money
and fools call that "capitalism"? This is what happens when capitalism
Long live the state that giveth to its friends.
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