PollIf the government agreed to downsize, simplify laws and let the free market autoregulate, who would fill the power vacuum created?
      – BorgClown, 2010-03-21 at 05:39:48   (5 comments)

On 2010-03-21 at 05:41:33, BorgClown wrote...
Since financial crimes cease to be crimes if the laws are removed, I'd go with corporations. Megacorporations would influence vast regions and become the new governments.
On 2010-03-21 at 09:14:04, Thelevellers wrote...
I'm sure there's at least one film where this is in effect what has happened in some future dystopia - and with corporations in charge. *shudders*
On 2010-03-21 at 17:46:52, DigitalBoss wrote...
People.
On 2010-03-21 at 19:14:00, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I think it would be arbitrary, dependent on the moment in time that the change took place, although there's not much difference between corporations and organised crime in this case. @Thelevellers: There's Jennifer Government, although it's not a film as yet.
On 2010-03-22 at 03:14:24, BorgClown wrote...
@DigitalBoss: Like the Feudal age? Nobility were people too, weren't they? It just happened that they controlled the economy because they were much richer than the populace.