That's just projection. The point is that corporations are NOT the same as their members. A corporation - for the, I think fifth time, including others here - is an abstract legal entity. Its humans are interchangeable.GE Morton wrote: ↑May 19th, 2019, 9:09 pmWell, it's clear that you are determined not to even acknowledge, much less refute, the points made in several previous posts. There is no "double-dipping." To repeat: a corporation and its members are one and the same.
Increasingly the humans in corporations are being replaced by the machines, and in time there will be corporations that are entirely controlled by machines. Do you think that more computerised corporations will have fewer rights than those with many more human parts? No, almost completely mechanised corporations will have the same power - although sans the (relatively trifling) rights of its individuals.
More projection. Typically naive, political and anti-philosophical.GE Morton wrote: ↑May 19th, 2019, 9:09 pmOh, but I am. You probably don't know what a "liberal" is. Or rather, you assume the contemporary re-definition coined by the Left. Classically, a political "liberal" was an advocate of political freedom. Freedom from what? Well, freedom from State power, from government interference in people's lives, and infringements of their natural rights. The word "liberal" derives from the Latin liber, meaning "free". It is the same root as "liberty," "liberate," etc. But since leftists are anything but advocates of freedom, they have re-defined the term to denote advocacy of . . . State power!Given that you are entirely political and not at all philosophical, and most certainly not politically liberal, why should you care?
Did you know that power abhors a vacuum? What happens when governments are neutered and rendered irrelevant? You are too blinded by your desperate ideology to notice - just as long as those dweadful socialists don't get in, eh? You claim to promote freedom but the product you are selling us is actually modern fascism driven by corporations, the largest of them being the Chinese and Russian governments.
In lieu of government, other large powers take over the regulatory function. Do you think that will be "freedom"?
Unlike governments, corporations don't need to pretend to be anything but self-interested. They will be able to implement controls that harm people and there will nothing anyone can do about it. For them only shareholders matter, now that three of the quadruple bottom lines have been trimmed off. So easy - just trim off the morality from a corporation like the tatty hem of a shirt.
Look at how "happy" the world is today since world politics swung sharply to the right. People have not been this miserable since WWII - depression and suicide have not been higher, not even proportionally. Misery is the fruit of your political ideology and its close relatives.
What the world needs is more centrist governance - operating with logic rather than ideology. That would require a seismic shift to the left after five decades moving to the right. Alas, that won't happen. Your tribe has won, GE.
I hope you enjoy this global situation you have helped to create, billions of miserable, stressed people - with depression and suicide rife - poised atop dying nature and the biggest economic bubble in human history. Well done!