Originally posted by shadow516:
Just a correlation I made... I find it rather ironic that you and Learner are implying that the idea of capitalism (i.e.: the lack of input and interference from the government) when concerning business is "inherently wrong" while it has often been said (especially by Learner) that lack of input and interference from the government regarding society would work (which IMHO would be replaced rather quickly by organized crime, just like the power of the government regarding the economy has been replaced by big businesses).
In the end, there are those with power and those without. It doesn't matter how you get there.
I rather like you last line. But yes there are those with power and those without. We still have government interference in our econmy however. Look at ma-bell break up.
The Fed-gov bought 5 T-1's from MCI way back when. It just so happenes the man who started MCI left the Fed. lol. This 5 T-1's gave them start up capital, and enough to launch a law suit against the Monolpoly Ma-bell.
Flash forward, Airline bail outs. Flash forward, even more Dupont...
There are many instances of big companies helped by the fed for one reason or another. So there is interference.
As far as Google goes, I do not think you grasp the "Amount" of power they curently wield and grow daily. How many companies they can criple now with a press release if they desire.