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We The Corporations by RobCaswell We The Corporations by RobCaswell
The concept of "Corporatocracy" is that corporations - to a significant extent - have massive power over governments, including those governments nominally elected by the people, and that they exercise such power via corporate monopolies and mergers and by their enormous, concentrated economic power which, by recent economic crises, allows them the luxury of saying "we are too big to fail" and by legal in-the-open mechanisms (lobbyists, campaign contributions to office holders and candidates, threats to leave the state or country for another with less oversight and more subsidies, etc.).

See Citizens United vs. the FEC [link]
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
There have been articles about the rise of Corporate Neo-Feudalism in America, with the implications that the United States is sliding unwittingly into a aristocracy/plutocracy under the illusion of a Republic in the same way Rome slipped into autocracy of Roman Emperors under the illusion of a Republic as well. But they're mostly from the political left.

theprogressivecynic.com/2014/0…
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CR99nut Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
This is awesome in its simplicity! I'd buy the print and hang it up, but I fear that people might not understand it... :(
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's OK because then you get to explain it to them! ;)
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JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very appropriate!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sadly. And the trend continues....
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Shades of Robocop! It might or is happening now, but I think it won't last for very long. Remember, Revolution (missed) is only one meal away.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is now happening. There's absolutely no question about that. We're living (in the US) in a Plutocracy. And as long as people remain fed and distracted, we'll stay on that course.
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LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
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Artman40 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I wish plutophobia was more common and infectious.
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Gyno-Star Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I like this. Simple, graphic and high impact. Good job.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I was trying to sum up something a bit complex with one simple graphic.
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Gyno-Star Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
You did a nice job. The (tm) symbol really says it all.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I don’t want corporations to have power over the government, and I don’t think the government should be tilting the playing field in their favor or bailing them out if they’re deemed “too big to fail.” I oppose corporate loopholes and federal subsidies to oil companies and large farms. So, yeah, I’m against a “corporatocracy.”

Then again, the problem isn’t with the corporations (they just want to make money) but with the state. I don’t want the market intervening with the state anymore than I want the state intervening in the market. If I had my way, I would pass a “separation of market and state.” Only then could we truly have a “free market” without any government or corporate control!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's try, the solution lies with the state - most notably in passing effective campaign finance reform and better limitations on lobbying. But corporations enjoy and value the control they now have and they pull all the strings they could to make sure decent campaign finance reform doesn't happen. Basically, "the fix is in".
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