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The point about market fundamentalism is that it's a fantastic misdirection. Market pirates and locusts aren't really all that interested in markets, and they're certainly not interested in running them according to fair and open rules.

What they're really interested in is domination of every feature of their environment, creating a vast asset sink with themselves in the middle, gulping down as much negative entropy as they can find.

Which is why the 'health care' industry is only tangentially interested in providing health care, and far more interested in creating predatory relationships which allow it to feed off its victims parasitically.

The best model for corporations isn't a religious one. The religious model explains one common kind of signalling and indoctrination strategy, but it's not the whole picture.

The most accurate model is the termite nest with the queen in the middle, and the drones working mindlessly around her. The difference is that termite nests are mostly steady-state and have very limited growth rates, while corporations are built to expand their influence at every possible opportunity using every possible physical, emotional and intellectual tool that their environment can provide.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jan 31st, 2007 at 09:51:58 PM EST
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