Sure it does. Indeed the Corps fought against regulations yet in the end acquiesced and now operate under the guidelines put forth by society. Their management and operations now reflect the society in which they operate. .
They acquiesced? How so? They still find every and any way around them and even factor in being fined in their risk ratios. If it's more beneficial to ignore the regs and take the penalty, fine and dandy. You may say that many people will do the same and you would be correct, but many wouldn't because of values that go against such. Corps don't have those values as a rule. That's the part that makes them psychopathic if they were an individual--that mindless pursuit for profit above all. This is just a quick and dirty summation of the same ideas laid out in The Corporation.
BS- thats semantics. People like shiny things. Always have.
No, it isn't just semantics. Sure, people like shiny things. But people haven't always been systematically schemed into mindlessly pursuing them way beyond their means based on manipulative ploys designed to turn the sober and sane notion of living within your means and purchasing things built to last into maxing out your credit cards in a devil may care rush to live the good life as projected into your life by the corps maximizing their profit margin with no care as to how it affected the individuals trapped on the glittering hamster wheel of "gotta have it" and keeping up with the Joneses.
That is consumerism and it didn't come naturally. It was designed and executed from on high via vampiric psychopaths like Eddy Bernays and his ilk.
Wow...that is some serious elitist BS. You got it all figured out but anyone who buys a shiny bauble is a fat, unhappy poor fuck.
I just expanded on the bloated bit you stated initially, only I at least acknowledged that the folks you attribute to having equal part in the dance were instead manipulated and gamed.
Maybe you didn't get the allusions with "slouching towards idiocracy" but they fit right in with what you laid out and I expanded on. And if the "poor unhappy fuck" bit bugs you aim your ire at the manipulative elitist dicks who set up the system instead of some poor fuck pointing at it. You deny things are as they are and then exonerate the folks who made it that way by tossing it off as them just being a reflection of the society they mutated for their own selfish gain.
Yes, as in a tragedy.