Comments on: How corporate socialism destroys http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/ Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:49:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KyuuAL http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1547 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:42:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1547 The NFL has salary caps for players and franchises. It’s time for a similar system be implemented on the country as a whole.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1544 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:48:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1544 Sounds like the Bain model for the economy. Your workers make you money, so you…. pocket the money and fire the workers. Now there’s a sustainable approach to capitalism.

That’s like eating the packet of corn seed instead of planting corn. “What. I was hungry!”

Good times. Romney is a sell.

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By: flashrooster http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1543 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:42:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1543 David: You represent a diminishing source of factual and pertinent information. Thank you for that. The things that are pulling this country’s economic structure apart have reached a fever pitch and it’s making my head spin.

The problem is, nothing is being done about it, nothing is improving. Our government has been taken over by profiteers and they’ve morphed our system into a system designed to be easily abused to create wealth for about .1% of the American people at the expense of about 99.9%.

I’m old enough to remember how well things worked back in the 60s, and I know my history well enough to know how well our system worked in the 40s and 50s (with the exception of our racist policies against African Americans.) But now we act as though that, arguably, greatest period of our history never happened. It doesn’t seem to occur to anyone to emulate what worked so well for us during that period of US history. I realize that much has changed, but there is still much that can be gleaned from that time that we could successfully employ to our advantage today.

The problem seems to be that there was too much in place, e.g., a progressive tax code, that today’s profiteers see as hampering their stockpiling of wealth, never mind that during that time all segments of the economy prospered. And that’s the problem. Not only are the people who now control this country only concerned with increasing their own wealth, but it’s now become clear that in order to do it to the extent they have become accustomed to, it has to be to the detriment of everyone else–roughly 99.9% of the US population. And yet we, 99.9% of us, still seem to be impotent toward taking any steps whatsoever to rectify the problem. And my head continues to spin.

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By: GMavros http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1405 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 06:33:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1405 Nothing new here. As always, Americans shooting themselves in the foot, the world’s greatest suckers.

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By: justthoughtof http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1404 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:10:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1404 Progressives always borrow ahead expecting population explosions in the future to pay for their excesses.Has that ever changed?

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By: capitalP http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1403 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:29:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1403 The author is “scared” to use the phrase “crony capitalism”, lest it makes capitalism look bad.

Regarding gov/federal intervention and entitlements that has been true for US since the last 100+ years. The entire hitech industry is a beneficiary of federal entitlements. Anybody remembers DARPA and Military Industrial Complex ? Thats the wrapper around federal entitlements.

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By: SamuelReich http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1402 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 01:21:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1402 Old word of subsidies to the rich that do not help the greatest number is GRAFT.

There are subsidies to firms that help the many such as export subsidies to firms with strong products that can produced here. There research subsidies either for drugs or guns etc.

But graft is just graft.

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By: economicgps http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1401 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:50:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1401 Thank you David Cay Johnston and Kenneth Thomas of the University of Missouri-St. Louis!

America’s Neo-Conservative movement loses steam after suffering declining US GDP growth since 1981. MBA growth since Gordon Gecko appears to relate to ever lowering GDP growth.

Our assumptions about management and performance have been missing the mark for thirty years. http://goo.gl/ZrFOT

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By: krimsonpage http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1399 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:21:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1399 @USA4 Sir/Mame, there is NOTHING more unAmerican than adivising other Americans they should not vote. Why don;t you mind your own business?

@upstater That was a powerful and sad post. I thank you. The graduation rate you mention is alarming. Also, though I agree with your summation of the problem residing with our corrupt two-party system, I disagree things will get much better if we simply bring in more parties. If that were to actually occur, we would still see the blatant corruption. The only thing that stops corruption is sending people to long jail sentences or war. Not class war, but a real civil war between the haves and the have-nots. History is replete with these types of wars. As it ever was, as is shall ever be.

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By: LEEDAP http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/06/01/how-corporate-socialism-destroys/#comment-1398 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:19:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/?p=373#comment-1398 Hah! Well said, @beowu1f!

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