Comment: Looks like maybe Hostess did operate like a demon

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Looks like maybe Hostess did operate like a demon

from hell. See this article: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/philfoxrose/2012/11/hostess-die...

I've favored capitalism all my life, though I never had a very deep understanding of economics and business. Free markets sound good to me, but have they ever really existed? Can they? This country started out pretty close to a free market, but as certain companies got bigger, they gained influence over govt. and the "free market" gradually changed into fascism through heavy lobbying by big business.

I'm very much opposed to socialism, though I can understand why many people find it attractive under present circumstances. I don't know what the answer is, but I know that big business hates competition and will do anything to stifle it. I know there are smaller mom & pop corporations who are just trying to eke out a living, but when they become successful and rich, they seem to always turn corrupt and turn against the idea of competition. While people excitedly defend the corporation and it's right to make it's shareholders and CEO's wealthy beyond belief and shaft their employees, corporations are using their wealth to buy our govt. and turn America into a 3rd world country. Remember the quote by John D. Rockefeller: "Competition is a sin."

Check out this essay by Sam Wells on Power Elites in America: Oligopoly and Political Pull (or, Beware the Regulatory-Industrial Complex): http://www.laissez-fairerepublic.com/monopoly.htm