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Founding Fathers Were Against Corporatism

Right now, there is a lot of talk about the evils of "capitalism". But it is not really accurate to say that we live in a capitalist system. Rather, what we have in the United States today, and what most of the world is living under, is much more accurately described as "corporatism". Under corporatism, most wealth and power is concentrated in the hands of giant corporations and big government is used as a tool by these corporations to consolidate wealth and power even further. In a corporatist system, the wealth and power of individuals and small businesses is dwarfed by the overwhelming dominance of the corporations. Eventually, the corporations end up owning almost everything and they end up dominating nearly every aspect of society. As you will see below, this very accurately describes the United States of America today. Corporatism is killing this country, and it is not what

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Added: Jan-9-2012 Occurred On: Jan-9-2012
By: BigDaddyHarrison
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  • good read

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  • Exactly.
    Brilliant post.
    Hopefully some are educated by it.

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  • Thanks for sharing.
    Voted


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  • Ron Paul would be the only US politician trying to fight the monster.


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    • @God_Himself RP has a lot of great domestic policy positions. Completely turning the private sector loose is one. Slashing the corporate tax rate in half is another. Massively reducing government and regulation. etc. etc.

      *fingers crossed*

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      Knowing your position on Israel, I'm surprised that you actually like Ron Paul.

      When I was a teenager, Mum used to say:"It's never too early or too late to come home."
      lol



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    • @God_Himself Like I said, he's got a lot of great policy positions, mostly domestic. He's never going to be able to turn the clock back to 1776 though. The world is a smaller community today, and we're going to be partners with Israel and the rest of the civilized world. He can't change that.

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      Wouldn't that be great if the US, Israel and Iran could actually start talking to each other with mutual respect and try to resolve any issues??
      Ron Paul would do that in my opinion.
      The Israeli government needs some tough love from the US administration not some weak politicians who invite foreign leaders to Congress to embarrass their Commander in Chief. Talk about treason...

      In my travel experience, the closest people to the American Can-do attitude are the Iranians. They're sma More..

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    • @God_Himself It's a shame the wonderful Iranian people don't run their own country. It's a shame that whatever President they elect is subject to the un-elected death cult ruler above him.

      Calling the US government evil is retarded. So is comparing the US government, or Israeli government, to the Iranian death-cult.

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  • Neither party gives a rat's ass what the founding fathers believed.

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  • The most striking indications are how we now have so much technology that can allow people to learn more and network more, yet poverty levels are increasing. Combine this with the number of jobs eliminated and moved overseas while the money value of those eliminated jobs matches the increase in earnings for corporate CEOs, YET, the cost of products has not decreased.

    Corporations do not respect or advance our national sovereignty, just the opposite, they destroy the very system that elevated t More..

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    • @Flash_Back Ever since the advent of globalism the corporation has become an international entity with allegiance only to power and wealth, not country.

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    • @BigDaddyHarrison

      You hit the nail on the head, globalism is a major issue. Back in the 50s a company could be blackballed by venders, etc if it acted against national interests.

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  • An excellent read, thank you for posting and sharing, that strikes the nail right on the head, I hope that Ron Paul gets all the backing he needs to get in and sort all this corruption out and awaken America from this terrible nightmare it has become and get it back into the beautiful American dream where everyone can prosper and live a good life..............

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  • http://breakthematrix.com/congress/corporatism-capitalism-7-monolithic-predator-corporations-dominate-economy-american/

    Here's the link to this posting.

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  • First I need to say I love capitalism – it is a great system .. but right now, there is a lot of talk about how “capitalism” is evil. I’m not so sure it is capitalism that is being abused – there are a lot of small businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits and social enterprises that are doing great things in the world! Rather, I think “corporatism” is allowing consolidation of money and power to be so centralized, without any accountability, for the pursuit of profits that it h More..

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  • We do not live in a capitalist society; most people are not capitalists but employees/workers. Its a workers society. The vast majority of people in this system will work, grow old and die never having owned or controlled capital: get a fucking clue

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  • I'm not really big into either side of this, I agree with occupy and tea party. Money should have been kept out of politics all together.

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  • Please BDH. As if you have any respect at all for what the founders envisioned. Or do you no longer believe the nonsense about how the founders were wrong, and failed, and that it took 20th century big-government to create American prosperity?

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    • @Tanngrisnir3 I've discussed it with BDH many times. He (like you I'm sure), believes that big-government creates wealth, and that America didn't prosper until we moved away from the principles of the founders with 20th century FDR style leftism.

      The founders and Ron Paul are on the same page. And what they wanted/want has nothing in common with what people like you and BDH advocate. They didn't want trickle-up-poverty or massive government domination. So yeah, it's pathetic when you invoke the More..

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    • @Tanngrisnir3 Ah so you don't know BDH's positions and you're just talking out of your ass?

      Slavery was a compromise, and the founders were less open to it than the rest of western civilization. Only 5% of the slaves that crossed the Atlantic came to the US. It was a compromise in order to avoid dividing America in to two countries. It was a compromise to be dealt with later, which is what they did.

      It doesn't really matter, if you don't think the anti-government founders were libertarian, the More..

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