reply to Jim Kirk
Re: leave Well...actually
The largest corporations and interests have heavy influence on our government, in order to get special benefits to themselves or to lobby against the competition.
Most of the time when government interferes, the end result is usually either more power or more benefits to the most powerful few, and usually disruptive or detrimental interference for the rest.
It's a vicious cycle.
Ever hear of the dead peasants insurance scam?
Companies like DOW chemical and Walmart have been secretly taking out life insurance policies on their own employees, paying the premium and collecting all the money when they die. (I wonder why they hire a lot of elderly folks.. hmm)
That's where government regulation SHOULD come into play, is enforcing anti-fraud laws.