Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 12:59 UTC
Legal While our beloved readers from the United States celebrate their independence (have a good one, guys and girls), the European Parliament has just voted against ACTA with an absolutely overwhelming majority: 478 against ACTA, 39 in favour (and 165 abstentions). I'm raising a coffee to this one, kids.
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RE[6]: Hold the fireworks...
by kwan_e on Thu 5th Jul 2012 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hold the fireworks..."
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Democorporatism.


I've been thinking for a while what we're really moving towards is back to feudalism. Corporations are the new nobility divinely ordained by the invisible hand to rule over their market because the peasantry obviously can't handle the economy.

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RE[7]: Hold the fireworks...
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:36 in reply to "RE[6]: Hold the fireworks..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

[...] the peasantry obviously can't handle the economy

Well, this one is pretty much correct... (with "me, me, me!" drive to own more "stuff" and to have fun in the few short prime decades, the inability to see and support long-term issues)

Of course, corporations don't exactly improve on that (unless - shudder - planet-wide megacorp, so hopefully with organisational priority of sustainable self-preservation? O_o )

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RE[8]: Hold the fireworks...
by kwan_e on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:03 in reply to "RE[7]: Hold the fireworks..."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"[...] the peasantry obviously can't handle the economy

Well, this one is pretty much correct... (with "me, me, me!" drive to own more "stuff" and to have fun in the few short prime decades, the inability to see and support long-term issues)
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Of course, but it's the hypocrisy that's the problem. Corporations are all about "free market" and "competition", but only for big corporations to squash smaller competitors.

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