It seems to me the corporations have been doing a darn good job with it for awhile now. I don't have much in the way of complaints. But what the hell, I can't see how adding government regulations and control could hurt things. I mean, everybody I know loves the FCC.
I find it immensely saddening that you equate self-reliance with greed. It is a bit ironic because it is the exact opposite. The self-reliant attitude is that you want to work for what you want/need. And the history of the US disagrees with your claims; as the further our country has gone away from its self-reliant attitude, the more wars we have become involved in.
The government you seem to admire teaches that theft is morally ok, as long as it is the government doing it. I don't need a government to tell me to help somebody out that needs it, I know that because I have morals. You seem to believe we can have a benevolent government, where it does everything good. The sad fact is power corrupts. Government can't be efficient, especially big government. Why? Because it doesn't need to, it can take whatever it wants from you by force.
I don't want to be young again, I just don't want to get any older.