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  •  "the rights of capital and investors (12+ / 0-)

    are paramount" -- That is the problem in a nutshell. We no longer have a democracy, and the corporatocracy is literally killing us. Only John Edwards seems to recognize that.

    "This chamber reeks of blood." -- Sen George McGovern, 1970

    by cotterperson on Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 02:34:06 PM PST

    •  It's always been that way. (1+ / 0-)
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      The 5th amendment and whatnot.

      "[G]lobalization is...increasing the efficiency of resource allocation through stronger capital markets" - Barack Obama

      by burrow owl on Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 02:35:17 PM PST

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      •  To some degree, yes. (6+ / 0-)

        But I agree with Edwards. It's time for some trust-busting and some law enforcement.

        "This chamber reeks of blood." -- Sen George McGovern, 1970

        by cotterperson on Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 02:41:02 PM PST

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      •  Unequal Protection (0+ / 0-)

        by Thom Hartmann explains how the Us started out with an anti-corporate/globalist agenda, fighting the first multinational corporation, the East India Company.  Gradually corporations were able to create a body of case law that favored them in the courts, through undue influence on the judicial branch of government, which continues.  Thom goes on to explain how that trend can be reversed, returning the US legal system to its original intended balance.  It's really a must-read that will give you working tools for change, and hope.

        The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein -- best book ever, I nominate for a Nobel Prize!

        by xaxado on Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 06:02:36 PM PST

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        •  That'd a super way to wreck the economy. (0+ / 0-)

          There isn't a developed country on earth that doesn't have corporate form.

          "[G]lobalization is...increasing the efficiency of resource allocation through stronger capital markets" - Barack Obama

          by burrow owl on Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 07:33:19 PM PST

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          •  Stupid is as Stupid Does, Mama Always Said (0+ / 0-)

            burrow owl, you're attacking me for something that I never said.  Do your homework before going around insulting people who actually know something.  Read the book and get back to me, ok?  My impression at this point is that you are obviously a troll.

            Corporations are one among many forms of shared ownership.  All such forms need to be regulated.  Thom offers an impeccably researched and thoroughly brilliant program for doing just that.  What's your excuse?

            While you're at it, read The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein.  Learn or fail.

            The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein -- best book ever, I nominate for a Nobel Prize!

            by xaxado on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 11:16:27 AM PST

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