The road to Hell and the road to Jahannam is the same damn road.
I became a conservative by being around liberals. I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. ~ Greg Gutfeld.
I couldn't cast a vote for this one, because there is no middle ground. Each country has to decide what its needs are. Now that I live overseas and travel a lot, I do notice that the typical airport in the states seems to have many more TSA and police that are armed than anywhere else that I have travelled. For example, just passing through Moscow airport a few weeks ago, I did not see one armed agent in the terminal after you pass through security checks. On the streets here in China, I rarely see as many armed police, or police at all for that matter, in the large metropolis that I live in. In my small town in the states, I would see them everywhere, including cities like New York. Israel is very armed. So, all in all, of all the places I have travelled, the most armed nations are the United States and Israel.
I suppose the United States believes it needs what it has. I think that is frightening, since it leads me to believe they are not doing something right to address the problem in the first place.
It's hard to think up individual cases because it happens on such a regular basis now.
That's why I ask if you've really been paying attention to what's going on through the country with increasing frequency.
My take on why corporations are so large and powerful is because they are colluding with government in the sense that they can lobby the government to influence it via money, political donations, etc. So in that case, the key to solving this dilemma would be to reduce government power drastically so that big corporations wont be able to influence them. No conflict of interest so to speak- with a small government you can have a more level playing field in private business since government would be too weak to influence the big firms to their advantage.