Want a competitive capitalist economy? Choose big government

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TheGlobeandMail.com – Opinion
October 18, 2019.   Doug Saunders

 

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One Response to “Want a competitive capitalist economy? Choose big government”

  1. Frank Sterle Jr. says:

    As evidenced with the scandal involving Justin Trudeau and SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s governance system, somewhat like the U.S., is gradually becoming (what I term as) a corpocracy.
    I view corpocratic rule as that in which the two established conservative and neo-liberal parties more or less alternate in governance while habitually kowtowing to the interests of the very wealthy but especially big business’s crippling threats (whether implied or explicit) of a loss of jobs, capital investment and/or economic stability. Also, corporate representatives writing bills for governing representatives to vote for and have implemented, often enough word for word. This of course fails to mention, amongst other things, the corporate-welfare-cheque subsidies doled out annually to already very profitable corporations and the forgiveness of huge loan debts owed to taxpayers. Also, almost all of our information is still produced and/or shared with us by concentrated corporate-owned media.
    This corpocratic political reality may be why so many low-income citizens perceive futility in voting at all, let alone waiting in long lineups to do so.

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