Daily Archives: March 26, 2010

Google’s Influence

The current level of corporate influence on government is a terrible thing. In general, I’d like corporations to have less political power.

If this is true in the US, what of China? Here I am, cheering on how Google is finally standing up to the government there.

Yet to remain philosophically coherent, shouldn’t I not cheer this on? Process does matter, and I shouldn’t like a big corporation having so much influence on government, regardless of whether I like the results or not.

That much is true. I should at least try to be coherent, but I don’t know if these situations really are similar. Is the problem really corporate influence, or is it the incestuous relationship between government and corporations. These would suggest different things between the US and China.

Something to ponder.