Another Perspective (Part 4 of 5)

Part 4 of 5: Too big to fail too big to Jail
With respect to corporate America this series of articles, from the beginning, is designed to debunk the notion and idea that “bigness” is the stimulating notion of the day for business. A challenge is offered to counter the false choice heard in the halls of politics that the present economic system of capitalism or free trade must adapt globally, or self-destruct and be replaced by socialism.
First, let’s call attention to the fact that capitalism is not static. It’s on the fast track to advance into a huge, world-wide, all embracing monopoly, and place the consumer at its mercy.
Socialism too, aims to control all and operate for the benefit of mankind. It includes having control and authority over the land, natural resources, machinery and technology, and all other methods used in the making and distribution of commodities. But at least in a socialistic economy “We, the people,” exercise input.
As you read this article, a complete monopoly to control all global business enterprises is fast accomplishing its goal. ENTER: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Like its father, the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it is a proposed regional regulatory and investment apparatus. It brings America’s multinational-corporate into a trade partnership with the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.
The agreement began in 2005 as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement or (TPSEPA or P4). The participating countries set the goal and devised the plan for conversion, but contentious issues such as agriculture, intellectual property, services and investments caused negotiations to stall.
Today, implementation of the (TPP) is imminent. It is one of the primary goals of the Republican Congress and the Obama Administration.
Although the text of the treaty has not been made public, several documents have been published since 2013. The revealed information indicates the growing of another global multinational, and government conglomerate; hence, environmentalists, organize labor, activists, advocacy groups, and a (few) elected officials are protesting. They protest, in large part, because of the proceedings' secrecy, and the agreement's expansive scope, and controversial clauses and amendments in drafts leaked to the public. In other words, according to critics, the (TPP) will be the big fish that eats the little fish.
Is the logical end of (TPP) and (NAFTA) to control Corporate America through one huge trust or syndicate? You decide. But to an observing eye, the process into existence of the future syndicate is in large measure on automatic pilot. dawseyjh@embarqmail.com

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Mr. Dawsey is retired from the Federal Government. He served 40-years in three career fields: Financial, Aerospace engineering, and Special Program Management. He lives in Salemburg and is the author of 5-books, his last is Mazzaroth: 12 Signs.

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