Ending Corporatism & Statism

Corporate lobbying & influence in the government exists only because the government is allowed to regulate the economy. Had the government, acted only as a policeman that protected individual rights (not needs); Had it used physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use, such as criminals or foreign invaders; Had it been separated completely from the economy in the same way and for the same reasons as its separation from the church; THEN, no amount of lobbyist pull or money would be able to buy special favors from the government, since government would be truly incapable of granting corporate wishes.

Such a government would also be effective in spotting thieves like Enron in the act violating the individual rights to property (employee pensions, salary etc.) because it has nothing else to do other than protection of individual rights.

Such a government would never steal (yes, thats the right word) people’s hard work to pay bonuses of incompetent managements because it sticks to a strict separation between state & economics.

The mixed economy currently prevalent in the USA will inevitably become socialistic. This is because incompetent businesses would find it cheaper to invest in lobbying rather than improving their products. This will lead to bad products, dishonest companies, public distrust of companies leading to the public demanding increased regulation of economic activity. But, regulation of economic activity will lead to more lobbying because the businesses use lobbyists to get special exceptions from the regulation. This will lead to bad products, dishonest companies, public distrust of companies leading to the public demanding increased regulation of economic activity. But, regulation of economic activity will lead to more lobbying because the businesses use lobbyists to get special exceptions from the regulation….

And so on..Until one day Americans will wake up to see what they have done to themselves.

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