Great discussion. For me, when democracy is used to favour corporations and dictate policy, the interests of the individual are completely subordinate. I'm not an economist but the current model shows an unprecedented gap between the distribution of wealth in the U.S. A good economy works when you have a workforce, work to be carried out and the resources to do so. The U.S. Is completely dysfunctional on these terms. A 'type' of business may create a few jobs to create wealth for the company but the general masses and real needs are left out.