The fundamental essence of corporatism is not technocratic but moral: what does government have the responsibility to do? What do people have the right to demand be done for them?
The economic Left likes corporatism for three reasons:
1. It satisfies its lust for power.
2. It makes possible attempts to redistribute income.
3. It enables them to practice #2 while remaining personally affluent.
The economic Right likes corporatism for three different reasons:
1. It enables them to realize capitalist profits while unloading some of the costs and risks onto the state.
2. The ability to intertwine government and business enables them to shape government policy to their liking.
3. They believe the corporatist state can deliver social peace and minimize costly disruptions.
Most economic arguments today are not between a socialistic ideal and a capitalistic one, as many seem to believe, but are arguments within the corporatist consensus. This consensus is incapable of gelling into a unitary consensus because it is supported by the two sides for different reasons. There is also no public, coherent ideology of corporatism because almost no-one is willing to admit they believe in it.
. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!