Re: comparison of underground economies (was Commie Nonsense)

Date: Sun Jun 18 2000 - 21:43:37 MDT

In a message dated 6/18/00 7:47:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:<< However, even though legal title to capital
assets is directly or indirectly held by an individual, one branch or another
of the government actually controls many of the functions of the corporation.
<< I gave an example in an earlier post of a manufacturer of fasteners used in
 the construction of nuclear power plants >>

    During my career in manufacturing consulting I have on occasion worked
with people doing business with some branch of the nuclear power industry. I
understand the way that the government can almost totally control the
manufacturing process in that instance. The requirements in other cases
where manufacturing is selling to the government are also rather heavy.
    However given that many of us remember the fight against the fascists &
nazis and regard those terms as carrying an extremely heavy emotional load;
don't you think that calling the entire U. S. economy fascist because some
fraction of probably one percent of the entire economy voluntarily does
business with the U. S. government rather extreme?
Ron H.

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