the problem is that this argument in response to Douglas makes quiet a few errors when it presumes the state is the cause of capitalism rather than merely a symptom of it. It makes a categorical error when it presumes that sense the state “tends to” cooperate with capitalist that it’s only role is to do so. Also appealing to the “history” is disingenuous n nature. It’s not particularly relevant. conflating the state with Capitalism is a categorical fallacy. Libertarian types always love to argue as though the capitalist companies are the same thing as their State corporate charters but I adamantly beg to differ that corporations are defined by their legal entity but rather the entity that legal document represents. If Walmart’s LLC were burnt to the crisp and it became “Walmart’ instead it would be every bit as much a problem in fact worse then it is now. A corporation is -NOT- it’s legal existence but it’s concrete physical form and existence in the empirical and real material universe. The problems with the state are symptoms of Capitalism-Not Inherent to statehood. It’s again arguing backwards causation. appeals to the legal structure as to define what a corporation is factually incorrect.
a corporation TRANSCENDS it’s Corporate charter. the state is not to blame for the existence of capitalism
it’s merely effected by capitalism. Huge difference.