• @delirious_owl
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    -45 months ago

    Do you haveam an example?

    I’ve only known about governments that exist to monopolize violence against people who try to harm corporations’ profits

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      5 months ago

      do you mean just in the US? Or anywhere? The are SO many. More in the past than today. Europe just stopped Apple from using proprietary chargers.

      In the US, any merger denial or monopoly breakup.

      Union protections

      FMLA

      Any FDA chemicals restrictions

      Clean Waters Act or any number of land use regulations

      Basically anything an attorney general does

      Book price fixing recently dismantled

      Rent control

      • @delirious_owl
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        05 months ago

        Bread crumbs to appease the plebeians to prevent a revolution. Zoom out. The government is there to protect corporate interests

        • @BossDj@lemm.ee
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          45 months ago

          Toxic cynicism isn’t super healthy. Research some members of Congress to find the ones who are in it for the good of people. My senators from Oregon seem to really want to help. I’m a huge AOC fan

          But I get it. Especially in election years, and especially in US since citizens United we see little prizes that maybe could have come sooner

          Anytime FDA protects beef or milk interests, sure.

          Some Supreme Court members are in it for the cash.

          There’s tons of corruption, but the examples above were legitimate.

          It’s also really hard to tell what your own members would do if they had full control of their chamber