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 
>> too-big-to-fail.
>>
>> Brent
>>
>>
>>     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 
or later...
 

>
> Brent
>  

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