Corporatism Is Not Capitalism:

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  1. poncho

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    7 Things About The Monolithic Predator Corporations That Dominate Our Economy That Every American Should Know.

    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 our founding fathers intended.
    The following is the definition of "corporatism" from the Merriam-Webster dictionary....
    the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising control over persons and activities within their jurisdiction
    Corporatism is actually not too different from socialism or communism. They are all "collectivist" economic systems. Under corporatism, wealth and power are even more highly concentrated than they are under socialism or communism, and the truth is that none of them are "egalitarian" economic systems. Under all collectivist systems, a small elite almost always enjoys most of the benefits while most of the rest of the population suffers.

    The Occupy Wall Street protesters realize that our economic system is fundamentally unjust in many ways, but the problem is that most of them want to trade one form of collectivism for another.

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    Any questions?
     
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    It is an outworking of our sin nature

    People doing "what comes naturally." You all like to remind me that the Bible teaches we are born sinners. No has to teach a baby to do wrong.

    OK, but none of you think it through when it comes to economics and politics. Right winger neocons and Libertarians like to talk about the "one world conspiracy." That's like claiming there is a world wide conspiracy of dogs to chase cats." No one needs to conspire to live out one's nature.

    It is the Church and other religions which conspire to fight against our sin nature. The "liberal" churches may overcompensate but isn't that preferred to joining the enemy?

    Thus the neocon Christians are, as the Bible teaches, neither hot nor cold. On one hand, they want to use their religion to legislate morality. On the other hand, they conclude that only lazy and stupid people are poor thus is only cleaning the gene pool to let them starve. The neocons love their enemy when it doesn't cost them anything. Our natural greed wins most of the time.
     
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    Interesting.
     

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