>>26142040>but at least a democratic government is putatively beholden to their constituents
With emphasis on putatively. Democracy works worse the larger it is and the more demographics it covers, because differing demographics are going to have to start competing for interest, the US Federal Government is a shining example of this where people are forced to fight the interest of different people far removed from them to secure their own interests.
I think it's a great idea when decentralized and localized.>There is absolutely zero reason to believe corporate entities would be more just or fair and in fact, all evidence points to the contrary.
Largely true, but a lot of corporate power also comes from the state propping them up and giving them special legal privileges, either openly or behind closed doors.
The majority of licensing schemes exist to make it harder for upstarts to get into the market and grow their business, to eliminate competition for the larger corporations, and the state enforces this legally. Free market trade does happen still, and can be a great form of mutual benefit, but when stakes start getting really high, the state gets involved to turn it all into mercantilism. I wish I knew a solution to this, because I think the a free market of goods and ideas can be a really beautiful thing.