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  •  Commerce sits at the nexus of producer (0+ / 0-)

    and consumer, taking a cut of the profit without delivering any service.  To a certain extent, our public corporations (governmental subdivisions) also target that nexus for revenue.  So, commercial interests perceive themselves in a competition with government.  What government collects (and uses to deliver services to the public) is not available for commercial interests to tap.
    There's some truth that reducing government's claim leaves more for commerce.  What's false is the claim that commerce is a source of employment that's actually worth while.  What we've seen in the last three decades is the proliferation of middlemen, all claiming a share of producer profits and consumer costs. Our armies of middlemen (consultants, marketers, advisers, insurers, evaluators, appraisers, agents, factors, etc) have swollen to bursting.  It's not just the death of the salesman that's been exaggerated; we're being consumed by parasites who produce nothing and waste much.

    by hannah on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 09:19:26 AM PDT

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