Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Big Corporations Are Dangerous, Big Government Is Not

"Corporation: A company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity."

"Government is the only thing we all belong to." --2012 DNC Convention

Someone re-posted this recently.  The implication seems to be that corporations will be competing for the right to abuse the consumers that pay them money for the products and services that they make possible, and that the only thing to keep this from happening is to make government so big that it can boss around any collective of individual wealth.

How big does government have to be to simply ensure fair competition?  How much competition is squelched by big government cronyism?  How much worse does it get as government is made arbitrarily larger in order to keep us free from the evil corporations?

At what point does the consolidating of so much power in one Big Corporation, Uncle Sam, (and do we all really hold the same number of shares in this corporation?) result in less crooked behavior than in the big corporations that have much less power by comparison?  

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