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Corpocracy vs Inequality

An article in today’s WaPo, America’s Middle -aged Capitalism, While the article doesn’t present any new information one can easily see how corpocracy and one of it’s byproducts, inequality, has ramped up excessively.

The writer presents the information in a tone that 'business is just doing what is good for business. I agree, that is a fair characterization for some companies. It's also true, that many corporations have a 'rape, pillage and burn' mentality when it comes to 'their' survival/growth.

What with Citizens United, foreign campaign donations and the like, gov't plays an outsized role. Most affected are the wage earners/tax payers.

At any rate the monopolies/conglomerates love it and it will take a new 3rd party w/a/dif/pol/att to change the dynamics of capitalism as is currently being played, IMO.

Otherwise - - -

Posted by Roy Ellis at April 13, 2015 9:13 PM
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“WASHINGTON—As part of the White House’s effort to mend 50 years of acrimonious U.S.-Cuba relations, members of the Obama administration called on the island nation this week to adopt a more democratic form of corruption. “If Cuba is to thrive on the global stage, it must end its autocratic abuses of power, and hold free and fair elections to determine which officials will ultimately siphon off public resources for their own personal gain,” said Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, who called on Cuba’s communist regime to cede some political control and let opposition parties play a greater role in its shady backroom dealings and systems of graft. “We recognize that change will not happen overnight, but by allowing influence-peddling, kickbacks, and the misappropriation of funds to be controlled by elected representatives of the people, Cuba will earn the world’s trust and respect. It’s time for Cuba to embrace the same dishonest, nominally democratic form of government that all of its neighbors have.” Sherman went on to express the administration’s hopes for a future in which Cuba will regularly conduct transparent elections bought and paid for by powerful corporate interests.”

OK, that is from The Onion, but many a truth is said in jest. That last line bears repeating:

“… Hopes for a future in which Cuba will regularly conduct transparent elections bought and paid for by powerful corporate interests.”

Posted by: phx8 at April 14, 2015 12:13 AM
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Right, phx8. A peeled Onion can bring tears to your eyes, either laffin or cryin.

Let’s see - - we hear some Puerto Ricans are able to claim some disability benefits as they do not have fluency in English. Darn few Americans have fluency in English but, no accrued benefits, and so on - - -

That’s sorta like giving an engineer some kind of benefit because he doesn’t have a degree, etc.

Corpocracy/globalism has served to bring about the greatest xfer of wealth in history, from the U.S. middle class to corporates and developing countries, like Cuba.

Meanwhile, we are told that a $21T debt and 11% unemployment ain’t a problem.

Otherwise, - - -

Posted by: roy ellis at April 14, 2015 3:41 PM
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