Fascism is more than you state:
Fascists advocate: a state-directed, regulated economy that is dedicated to the nation; the use and primacy of regulated private property and private enterprise contingent upon service to the nation or state;
Perhaps the world bank is not a good determinant? Perhaps they do not address the impact that 80,000 regulations have on business in the US.
I am just fine on economics. Thank you very much.
My problem is to much regulation at this point in some sectors and that person-hood should never have been given to corporations. If we could get corporate money out of our politics it would make for better candidates and real choice.
You are pretty smart for a progressive, lol.
No Lives Matter
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Every regulation cost money and when you have as many as we have they cost a lot of money with entire teams to make sure all are followed and to keep up with new ones down the pipe. That doesn't even mention the huge amount of cash it takes to comply with them all. All of this cost money and considering that almost all regulations affect small to large business it kills off competition very easily just by there existence alone. Btw, I used to be on such a team. Before you call someone stupid might want to know what you are talking about.
Last edited by Henrin; 11-09-11 at 11:49 PM.