March 21, 2007 2:54am CST
I think the big and traditional corporations are the ones responsible for making our lives miserable because of the laws that are anti-poor and pro -rich.I have come to realize that they are the mastermind of the globalistic bills and the anti -terror bill which benefits this corporations.In other words they use the legislators to make bills and the presidents to make those bills into law.Example they will create a scenario wherein there are supposed to be terrorist,but in truth it is their own creation.The 9/11 attack is full of loopholes,why can't they answer the questions of the citizens.Will the president gain support of the citizens in pushing the war.No!What do you think?
21 Mar 07
One of the most ironic facets of this issue is that while people say how government should get more involved with big business decisions, they are the ones bringing in legislation which gives more powers to big business. Most of the major economic organizations of our time were created by governments, not businesses, such as the WTO (World Trade Organization), the IMF (International Monetary Fund), and of course the World Bank. Government's have always pandered to big money interests, it seems to be a reality entrenched in the history of the west going back as far to the old medieval totalitarian institutions. Sure between now and then a few social safety nets have been erected such as the ability to unionize, etc. but even these rights are being eroded thanks to globalization. The sad thing is, most people are so busy consuming and trying to attain limitless capital (not to mention going into debt) to actually sit back and realize this and take action.
21 Mar 07
You are totally right, my friend. Capitalist economy and the cold Western policy made life much more miserable. Whenever there's something big going on, for example a war, the only people who profits are those who run the large corporations. America is a harsh country; those who can't survive eventually gets driven down to the bowels of society.