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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:32 PM

29. I've been seriously thinking, there seem to be problems once ANY kind of organization becomes

too powerful -- whether because it's too big, or controls too much weaponry relative to the rest of the world, or too much wealth, or too much information.

Doesn't matter if it's a capitalist or a communist government, or a corporation, or a foundation, or a church, or a union, or the owners of the media, or anything else. Once it reaches a certain scale in power relative to everyone else, it's no longer accountable to everyone else, and becomes an irresistible target for hijacking by sociopaths.

Saying corporations aren't people might or might not be helpful, but isn't going to fix this basic problem. There will still be those who seek to amass disproportionate power via other means.

I am NOT saying it's hopeless. What I hope for is more discussion about new ways of thinking about systemic solutions, new kinds of checks and balances.

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