Generally mistaken in the late 20th and early twenty first Century as Capitalist Democracy, Corporatism is a “reversed fascist” political structure where Firms impose policy onto Government. As long as cash dominates our politics, our flesh pressers and the resulting politics we’ll continue to have the perfect government money can purchase, and they’ll continue to pay shills to shill for them with intelligent but disingenuous and dishonest arguments.
Because the progressive authorized realist Robert Hale wrote, all private contracts are a form of legislation-making by unofficial minorities.” If public power’s involvement in contracts is corporatism, then the whole thing of capitalism and the final a number of centuries of property rights are corporatist by way of and through.
John D. Stephens is Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology in the Department of Political Science, and Director of the Middle for European Studies (CES) and of the European Union Center for Excellence (EUCE), all on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; 2005 and 2013 he was Fellow on the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Superior Examine (HWK) in Northwest Germany in cooperation with the Collabo¬rative Research Heart on Transformations of the State (TranState, 2003-2014) and the Bremen International Graduate Faculty of Social Sciences (BIGSSS, 2007 ff.) and its forerunner (GSSS, 2001-2007).
Dire circumstances present rapacious governments with a stronger means to increase their stage of theft and to cover it. Disasters can be used as a blunt policy instrument to focus on or reward populations and to complement a government and the ‘corporate lessons’.
Capitalism” within the sense that Phelps makes use of the time period has never existed, in any actual society, now or in centuries previous, so his try and stigmatize all really current capitalist countries as corporatist” monstrosities needs to be acknowledged as the stale, run-of-the-mill libertarian propaganda that it is.