NSA Ain't Goin' Nowhere: Google, Apple et al - All Want NSA Snooping for Financial ProtectionSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:33
The 50 companies that are playing the role of unwilling victims are the very drivers of the hunger for metadata.
Hackers have become so expensive that the big communications companies need taxpayer funded super security to minimize losses.
This goes all the way to Visa and Master Card -- any financial institution that's out on the web and subject to theft.
This is not about terrorism or anti-Constitutionalism.
It's pure corporatism.
"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini
A corporatocracy is a system of government in which a corporation, group of corporations or entities run by corporations control the direction and governance of a country, either directly or indirectly. Although there officially are no true corporatocracies in the world, many people often criticize governments for being de facto corporatocracies that are heavily influenced by corporations. Proving that a government actually is a corporatocracy likely would be difficult, however, so this concept is mainly discussed in the circles of critics, political analysts and conspiracy theorists.
Many governments in places where the economic systems are based on free enterprise have been accused of being corporatocracies. In fact, many corporations contribute significant amounts of money to certain political candidates and causes. In many people's minds, this creates a sense of debt that the politician is obliged to pay back in the form of political favors.
Adding to this mind-set is the fact that many corporations often give money to competing political parties and candidates. This is seen as those corporations hedging their bets on the outcome of an election and trying to get on the good side of whichever candidate is elected into office. Some people believe that this is one of the hallmarks of a corporatocracy.