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Again, regulation is like brakes

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  • The corruption, no. None of these problems arise from government 'opposition' to capitalism. To the contrary, the evidence of collusion is overwhelming, like what is happening in the republican/democratic tag team. The government, being nothing more than than a lap dog to business, is simply stealing our money for them. I believe your name for it is 'stimulus' or the much more poetic 'quantitative easing', not to mention war and empire, but I just did. And your Allen West, et al are in it just as much as th

    • The government, being nothing more than than a lap dog to business, is simply stealing our money for them. I believe your name for it is 'stimulus' or the much more poetic 'quantitative easing', not to mention war and empire, but I just did.

      Using regulation to shrink the economic pie helps the very very big businesses that can weather the storm, I suppose. Certainly, regulatory capture [wikipedia.org] is a known, anti-capitalistic phenomenon. And sure, QE and the Stimulus had the effect of kicking back money to the Soroses, the Buffets, et al. And sure, the elected officials [amazon.com] themselves are pocketing some fat cash. Not sure about Allen West himself; my gut is that you don't get "read in" on the really lucrative legislative swindles until you're secured sever r

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