DrinkUrPruneJuice1 » 14 Feb 2018 3:03 am wrote:
Historically, the reps have diverged from the original values of the party, the noans policy was a form of affirmative action, a value going completely against their individualist principles. I.E. it doesn't matter what a party calls themselves, it's their policies which identify their values.
So you are saying that big corporations rely on big government so they can keep the smaller enterprises down, while they hoard all the profit, this is true, but what if bigger government did not have that kind of power to regulate those small businesses? I don't know if I'm a complete believer in the free market, there needs to be a bit of regulation to keep things moving in the right direction, but like you said, too much control from the government hurts free competition and smaller businesses from growing. Unless you are saying that big government is the inevitable consequence of the free market?
That's because wall st is in bed with politicians keeping the small budding entrepreneur down, Hilary wouldn't hurt the people who provide her campaign funds. I see your point though.
Capitalism simply is not free enterprise. It's the very opposite.
Free enterprise is individuals captaining their own ships, risking their own money, earning their own sweat equity.
Capitalism is employee-run enterprises from the mail room to the board room. The shot caller is himself or herself an EMPLOYEE, not an owner. Owners are quite literally NOT ALLOWED behind the front counter - and are only allowed at the front counter as CUSTOMERS. The risk takers are passive investors and the shot callers are not the risk takers. They often have agendas at odds with the risk takers, and the balance of power rests with employees, not owners. For obvious reasons, such an arrangement DEMANDS regulation.
These enterprises do not exist and cannot exist except by virtue of the government creating, licensing and regulating (and ultimately, favoring) trading boards where trillions in anonymous, passive cash pile up and are accessed by favored insiders.
Pretending such an economic engine is anything except a state created, state regulated economic model is the very abysmal depth of denial. IT IS PRECISELY BECAUSE CAPITALISM IS A STATE SPONSORED, STATE DEPENDENT ECONOMIC MODEL THAT IT DID NOT, COULD NOT
EXIST IN THE USSR OR COMMUNIST CHINA.
Free enterprise, in the form of black market activities, DID exist in both societies - trading boards and corporate CEOs, not so much.