ChewyDante New Orleans Saints Fan Member since Jan 2007 8702 posts
re: The Revolving Door Phenomenon (Posted on 3/26/14 at 10:42 am to Sleeping Tiger)
quote: I don't want this thread to be anti capitalist, its intention is to highlight the ugly reality of fascism, which is a serious concern.
Stop calling it "fascism" for Christ's sake. Is it plutocratic? Yes. Is there cronyism and corruption? Yes. But simply calling this "fascism" is ridiculous and shows a lack of understanding of what Fascism was or an intentional desire to mislabel it Fascism to serve your own political agenda.
re: The Revolving Door Phenomenon (Posted on 3/26/14 at 11:33 am to Sleeping Tiger)
quote: The below infographic viscerally demonstrates the “revolving door phenomenon,” whereby staff from big business are brought on in government lobbying or legislative positions relating to their previous jobs—often going back and forth between both the public and private sectors.
I get why people are uncomforatble with this. But who should draw up regulations? People with zero experience in industry? We *could* have people with psychology degrees drawing up engineering specifications for the government. But I can't recommend it.
Honestly, if anything this is (yet antoher) reason to neuter government. It doesn't matter who works in a feckless government.