May 27, 2012

A Good Scam

Filed under: Corporatism — Russ @ 2:18 pm


If a government bureaucracy sought nothing but to unilaterally extract cash from the people, people would see it as “corrupt”.
But when a corporate bureaucracy* does the exact same thing, and is even organized in principle purely for profit-seeking, people see that as normal.
But from the point of view of the 99%, this distinction is meaningless. The two are both bureaucratic concentrations of power. The only nominal difference is that previously “corrupt” greed and kleptocracy has managed to render itself normative by changing its nominal form. It’s amazing how well this brainwashing has worked.
*For example, bureaucracy is often a pejorative. How often do people refer with deprecation or anger to the government “bureaucracy”? But how rare is it to do the same for a corporate bureaucracy? But these two nominally differing structures have overwhelmingly more in common, namely that they’re both concentrated-power bureaucracies, than any trivial differences.



  1. Here’s a great example of the state bureaucracy going to bat for the corporate-fascist food industry:

    Comment by Publius — May 27, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    • All too typical.

      Comment by Russ — May 28, 2012 @ 4:39 am

  2. Exactly right.

    Comment by Tao Jonesing — May 27, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

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