dudejcb wrote:No, not really. Just pointing out that if you're in the market for villains, they don't all reside within unions
Wow, I never would have known that
Are you aware that sometimes the villains DO reside with the unions?
dudejcb wrote:It's not the institution (governments, unions, corporations) thats' to blame necissarily, it's ususally the humans scumballs within those institutions that are the root cause.
Do you disagree that the unions, particularly the powerful teamsters union would use it's power and influence to stop this? Of course they would. Would they succeed? I believe they would. I was not ripping on unions. I was just making a statement about how I think things would play out.
dudejcb wrote:On the other hand a benevolent dictator concerned with the general welfare is probably the best type of government
In fantasy land on Earth and in reality in heaven where that benevolent dictator is all-capable, all-knowing, and truly all-benevolent. This is a fantasy on earth because no human being comes anywhere close to the knowledge and ability to fulfill the role of the benevolent dictator.
Another thing that we don't like is monopolies. Granted, if run by the fictional benevolent human being, they too are the optimum in fantasy land. Here on planet earth, monopolies should be avoid if at all possible and when they cannot (e.g., the limited scope for which government should be responsible and no more), they should be treated with great suspicion (i.e., a necessary evil) and not as an institution to be trusted because it will attract all kinds of scumballs, incompetent do-gooders, evil, and every other kind of person that you don't want running it.
There is no problem with unions. There is a problem when unions have monopoly power. Unions are a great thing IF THEY HAVE TO COMPETE, very much like any other institution. When they don't have to compete, when they get special protection and special handouts from government, they are just as bad as crony-capitalism because it is no different and they are benefiting at the expense of other people.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of the country. The statesman wished to steer, while the politician was satisfied to drift.