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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2020, 09:36 AM

4. Unlimited freedom and civilization are incompatible.

Your front yard ends where your neighbor's begins. If he tells you to keep your garden gnomes on your side of the property line, he is not "taking away" your freedom, just reminding you of freedom you never had. Corporations can only make $X without poisoning the air /water or other deleterious effects on society at large. Their prime directive is to always make more, whether it is greater than $X or not. It is incumbent upon society to enforce limits that protect itself and the individuals of which it is comprised via the mechanisms of government. These limits in the form of regulation are portrayed as "taking away freedom", but they are only reminders that corporations where never entitled to $X + $1.

We would not need laws against murder if nobody ever committed the act. As we all have seen, corporations would burn the world both figuratively and literally to get that extra dollar. The essence of civilization is based on the fact that "we're all in this together" trumps "every man for himself". Desirable social ends do not undermine the basis of a free society, they are its basis.

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