On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:13:20 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
> On 12/19/2012 2:01 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> But it isn't just money-under-the-table and campaign funding that
>> corrupts; it is also a huge think-tank industry and media empire that
>> supports politicians who vote to allow mergers and tax breaks and special
>> regulations that, down the road, result in corporations that really are
>> So, basically, we are just screwed. OK! ;-)
> At least the super-rich will have higher numbers in their bank accounts.
> That will make the loss of civilization for the other 6.9999 billion people
> all worthwhile ;)
> No need for despair. Democracy has worked in the past. Anti-trust laws
> were passed. The Saving & Loan scams were outlawed. The USSR was
> overthrown. Even China has become less ideological.
True. There is always hope for a surprise. They seem to come around sooner
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