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  •  Nations aren't irrelevant (1+ / 0-)
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    Don midwest

    They're always going to have the power to write and enforce laws, and collect revenue.  They also have this little thing called militaries.  Corporations don't have any of that.  If they don't make a decent product they go out of business and cease to exist.  Nations, even poorly run ones, rarely do that.  Corporations have big lobbying arms for that exact reason, they know that governments have power and aren't necessarily going to use it in their interests.

    Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

    by Sky Net on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 07:02:28 PM PST

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    •  even that line is being blurred (1+ / 0-)
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      Nattiq

      China can be viewed as one giant corporation with an army. Indeed, the Chinese People's Liberation Army is itself a corporation, since it owns many industries.

      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 08:01:17 PM PST

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