There’s a very insightful interview with Naomi Klein over at Democracy Now. In so many words, she says that privatism and profiteering are looting not just natural resources, but the resources created by the state – the country’s infrastructure itself. Iraq is a very clear example. Unfortunately, war itself has been privatized to the extent that it is more profitable to corporations than stability – even in the long term, she believes. There is no longer any economic incentive for peace.
What do you think? Is the world doomed by the activities of huge corporations? Can people organize and act to rein them in? What do you think Congress should do?