[ExI] Capitalism is like a poker game

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 13 19:32:21 UTC 2010

The problem is often enough big corporations are usally well connected politically, so they get the government to regulate or prohibit their competition. This can often take subtle forms, such as Walmart's support of raising the legal minimum wage -- which makes it much harder on Walmart's smaller competitors.



----- Original Message ----
From: spike <spike66 at att.net>
To: rafal at smigrodzki.org; ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Tue, April 13, 2010 2:11:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ExI] Capitalism is like a poker game

> ...On Behalf Of Rafal Smigrodzki
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Capitalism is like a poker game
> 2010/4/13 Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com>:
> > I don't trust governments AND big corporations, and I wish 
> to see the 
> > power of both big government and big corporations reduced. 
> Am I the only one?
> ### No, you are not :)
> Pity there are so few people who see the problem with *both* 
> government and large (i.e. government-like) corporations. 
> Most see only one side of the coin... Rafal

Giulio the critical difference is that if you don't like a big corporation,
you have the option of going into business in competition against it.
Competing against the fed is not so easy, assuming you do not wish to be
shot or imprisoned.  If you don't like a corporation, you have the option of
refusing to trade with it.



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