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Forum Post: What is Corporatism

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 13, 2012, 9:38 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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I always get a kick out of Dems calling Reps fascist, and Reps calling Dems fascist, and meanwhile BOTH are right! Silly, eh?

Corporatism needs massive government help for the multinationals to be pulled off, of which the Dems are more known for (but R is just as guilty). It also needs certain levels of deregulation, of which Republicans are more known for (the Dems will simply look the other way). Each of the two corporate parties uses their key talking points to further the state of fascism.

The Dems use their key points of "more regulation", but they never hold those accountable at the top. This should be obvious by now. The result is that the smaller guys get the burden of the regulation, of which they cannot financially compete. Hence it drowns out competition, helping the multinationals. Its why after Frank Dodd, nothing has changed except there are 0 applications for new banks and the consolidation continues. The Republicans claim of "deregulation" to help business appeals to their base. Except they never really repeal any meaningful regulation, only create new loopholes for the multinationals to go through, hence helping the big guys and screwing the little ones.

Obamacare is a great example. Its going to put a lot of small businesses under. The very big ones can handle it, and will, because their market share is going to go up. Corporate restaurants will be fine. The mom and pops will have a very hard time. (I personally would have just raised medicaid up to the national average income of 36k).

Bush claimed that deregulation was great for business. He removed a lot of SEC personel. There were still people getting prosecuted, just not the big guys. The little ones were the focus. Drown out competition.

They are both guilty, and both get towards it by simply appealing to their 20% of the market. Parties taht are bribed....errr.....funded by corporations will always side with the people who got them their jobs, or kept them.

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[-] 1 points by rayolite (461) 2 years ago

Okay, that's the social/governmental corporatism, what about the other kind that we all automatically participate in? (got list?)

The opposite of that kind of behavior is independence from corporate control over our needs and commodity.
Or, another which returns corporately co-opted knowledge, exploited and dominated, to effect a complete re-purposing by becoming so proficient at what the corp does that many are made obsolete.