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mc9
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12/23/2015 4:08:48 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Do you think it would be possible to take over the world by means of a corporation?
If so how?
Discuss
bballcrook21
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12/24/2015 12:00:16 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/23/2015 4:08:48 AM, mc9 wrote:
Do you think it would be possible to take over the world by means of a corporation?
If so how?
Discuss

I'm sure it could be possible, as long as each major government stays corrupt or at least becomes a Corporatocracy.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

Society will never be free until the last Democrat is strangled with the entrails of the last Communist.
Robkwoods
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12/24/2015 2:52:07 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/23/2015 4:08:48 AM, mc9 wrote:
Do you think it would be possible to take over the world by means of a corporation?
If so how?
Discuss

Isn't this the premise of every superhero movie ever?
ClaesTheilgaard
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12/25/2015 8:32:59 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
It is within the realm of possibility, that's for sure. But I still doubt it will ever happen, as it requires the whole system to be manipulated and corrupt.

Of course, you may still see it to some degree today in that huge corporations like Google, Microsoft etc. is having quite a prominent appearance. Take a look at Forbes' "The World's Most Powerful People 2015", and you will find names like Bill Gates and Larry Page in the very top of the list. This doesn't mean that they are taking over the world, though. CEO's of huge and wealthy firms have always been powerful.

Where you may run into trouble is when the political system is more or less completely reliant on the money from big bussiness, like you see it to some degree in the United States. It then becomes a balancing act, and you have to be careful to protect the democracy on the way.

Guess you can, however, save the tinfoil hat for now.