Implicit in that statement is the silly idea that the government and the corporations are separate entities. Where have you been for the last few decades?
Government and corporations are surely separate entities, at least at any given moment. But they cooperate intimately in order to fulfill their respective goals, power for government and wealth for corporations. They're a team, tightly knit, well practiced, interdependent, sharing information and people. Separately and together, they have long and hallowed traditions which have brought tremendous success. We the People are the raw material. Government and large business working together are the process. Wealth and power for select individuals is the final product. Such are the ways of the world. Always have been.
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