05/14/2018 (Mon) 20:20:43
With the rise of these mega-corps, I'm thinking that they'll essentially have the same effects as a government, minus the restrictions. So, while deregulation could lead to smaller government on paper, the end result might effectively be indistinguishable from very big government.
Perhaps even (if it isn't almost the case already) elected officials will be an archaic formality, like the royals, purely for public show. The real wheeling and dealing that affects our lives, however, happens behind closed doors, between people we didn't elect.
Both ends of the spectrum take different roads to the same destination. Those are the sides we constantly see fighting in the public square. The desirable outcome, however, that leaves the most amount of freedom & prosperity for the most people, lies in a balanced approach.