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For transnationals looking to maintain and build on their present position of strength, it does depend on how effectively they acquire effective military force, doesn't it?

East India Company, meet Weyland-Yutani... You do have a talent for thinking up decidedly unpleasant scenarios...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 03:09:04 PM EST
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... but the East India Company ended up handing military power over to the Raj ... I'm not 100% sure how stable that kind of corporate feudalism really is, and in particular how it gains political legitimacy amongst the governed.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 04:03:11 PM EST
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You do have a talent for thinking up decidedly unpleasant scenarios...
- Jake
Make that "an informed talent"

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jan 13th, 2009 at 03:45:52 PM EST
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