Fred_PA_2000 Wrote:
Apr 28, 2013 12:09 PM
Adrian; I would disagree with the claim that "Controlling it is not owning it. . . ." Fascism, in particular, hinges on this false claim. Under fascism, the means of production are nominally in private hands, but in practice, actual control resides with the government (through its powers of taxation and regulation). The Farbens and the Krupps decided that it was in their best interests to do as der Fuehrer's inspectors suggested rather than to find out what would happen if they didn't. If you have the gilt-edged piece of paper? And I can do with your property as I please? My control equates with my ownership of "your" property. And you have a gilt-edge piece of paper.