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Well, IMHO the problem is not that corporations are allowed to lavish money on politicians. After all, is regulating (i.e. curtaling or prohibiting party finance by any entity other than "live humans") not anti-libertarian? No, the solution is: leave politicians and government so little to regulate that no one would "donate" with the aim of profiting from it by reciprocal government favors!
@Chris - A fundamental mistake. Corporations could still encourage regulation by paying the politicians to pass "regulations" that would discourage competition. Some "regulations" are actually for that reason. There are "benefits" to corporations resulting from regulation!!
The Supreme Court is obviously mistaken. Corporations are not people, in the same way entities like Al-Queda, the Catholic Church, and KKK are not people. In fact, corporations are even worse to equate to personhood than any of these groups, because corporate membership is even more transitory, and forced acceptance and denial of memberships is even more totalitarian. The very definition of a corporation is for the express purpose of limiting the individual liability of its members, and making sure it can survive the loss of any subset of members. In other terms, an unregulated corporation with personhood status is like designating someone above the law, and then also making them immortal. Giving them all unfettered free speech is the same thing as giving bankers free reign to gamble bank reserves -- a license for misuse, misinformation, and chaos.
There are so many people in this world. All of them of course have a different interest in every game. They want to play their favourite game everyday, and many people are become expert in the game that they like. business administration degree AND business management degree AND accounting degree
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