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....and which of the two best applies to what is going on right now?

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Mar 29th, 2009 at 06:39:47 AM EST
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Still the "Industrial State". Note the emphasis of Geithner's plan on "systemically important" companies.

Actually, the Fascist corporatism has little in common with what's going on in the US now, because the latter is still ideologically married to individualism

Corporatism (Italian: corporativismo) is a political culture in which adherents believe that the basic unit of the society is some corporate group, rather than the individual. Political cultures which hold the individual as the basic unit are called individualistic cultures. The basic unit of the society is what people in the culture consider to be the proper concern of the government.

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 29th, 2009 at 06:44:16 AM EST
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Idly wondered, off and on, if the acceptance of Fascism didn't spring from the experience of World War I along the lines of:

If the power of the state and corporations could be harnessed to do a swell job of blowing shit up what would happen if that power was directed towards building shit up?  And then proceeded to try.

BTW,Racism is not wedded to Fascism.  In France, for example, there were people who were ardent Fascists and actively subverted the Nazi racial actions.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Mar 29th, 2009 at 02:51:56 PM EST
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