(via Liam Ocoalithe – many thanks for your wisdom.)
neo-feudalism has been building since the war. Corporations are seen as having the same rights as human beings under law. But they can not die like humans.
They are like the Barons given estates by the monarch. The ‘monarch’ in this case is the City of London and the Bar council being the administrators of corporate law that allows these ‘entities’ to exist.
Corporations defend a monopoly position much like the Barons did in their estates under the original Feudalism.
The tories have always defended vested intetests going back to when they defended the inheritors of feudalism with the corn laws which kept cheap corn out of England and enabled the estate owners to name their price for corn.
It was the whigs that supported the new entrepreneurs in manufacturing that locked horns with the tories over allowing free markets.
The whigs are loosely what we would categorise as ‘liberals’ and the Conservatives remain a coalition of the feudal defending tories and the capitalist ‘liberal’ whigs. The pendulum has swung so that now the Neo-Feudalist situation favours the traditional tory support for monoply.
Nowhere on earth does real capitalism exist. China has state regulated monoply industrialisation. Russia has had ‘State Capitalism’ since Lenin promulgated it in 1923. The Corporations in America and Europe use copyright., monoply markets, advertising, and control of the media to circumvent a free market.
We truely live in a Neo-Feudalist world in which power blocks vie for global control. The thing that is conspicuous by its absence in all this is a free market.