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  •  The reach of large corporate entities is global. (2+ / 0-)
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    zaka1, bobswern

    They either own or greatly influence many national governments. They compete with one another, but in general they collude to either weaken, or to co-opt (corrupt) national governments, in order to augment their own, already considerable power.

    The reach of ordinary citizens is for the most part purely local. This imbalance of power is staggering, and getting worse. There is no way as of yet, for progressive coalitions to organize themselves trans-nationally the way corporations do. In many cases it would be illegal to even try to do so. More and more national governments are devolving into mere enforcement arms for corporate elites, with only marginal regard for the welfare of citizens.

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      native, bobswern

      I think began long ago with imperial rule taking over whole countries like India, the West Indies, etc.  In the 1970s South America seemed to become a breeding ground for this type of corporate government.  And now it is becoming global.  I no longer believe it when they say this will be good for the people because you know they are speaking for the 1% or the corporations that are now considered "people."  They have bang the drum over and over again saying "corporations are people," yet, corporations are not the majority of people, however they now have the majority of power and representation of multiple governments over the actual "real," people.

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 07:51:34 PM PST

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