Here comes the original businessman
He smiles at you as he shakes your hand
“Listen to me” – he’s got a lot to say
But you don’t understand
No, you don’t understand
So you say “OK”
They’ll do it once, they’ll do it again
The world is run by businessmen
He takes your money, you take his word
He tells you things you’ve never heard
He says “Sign here on the dotted line”
But you don’t understand, no you don’t understand
But you think it’s alright
I had an interesting thought yesterday.
Of course this last weekend thee was a fair amount of talk about SCOTUS selling out the US Government when they removed most election finance restrictions from corporations. Keith Olberman did a good wrap up on the issue (if I bit overdone in places).
But amidst the anger, and concern and other negative responses something else occurred to me entirely. I’ve been saying for a while now that as collapse proceeds, the best places to be will be on the edges. Places where it is A: hard to get to get to (expensive) and B: resources are scarce enough to make it worthwhile to go. The biggest concern I’ve had about civ pulling back from these edges has been one of ideology. That the government would try to hold onto these places not because it made good fiscal policy but simply because it was almost a point of honor. Power. Control.
Perhaps, and of course this is wild speculation, but perhaps greater corporate control/influence in government will sidestep that concern. Corporations are all about one thing; they are about making money. So doing anything that is not fiscally responsible (aside from padding their own pockets) may very well become less common in a corporate dominated future.