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Subj: Re: One of the worst enemies of Iron Man, a well-known name among fans and, yet, often forgotten as one of the greatest foes ...
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 05:41:18 pm EST (Viewed 279 times)
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Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 05:14:01 pm EST (Viewed 310 times)
Quote:Part of the reason the Iron Man comic has often lost its way is the tendency to want to forget the capitalist and focus only on the inventor.
I find the opposite. Focusing on the capitalist was killing Stark before the movies came out. He had become this dry businessman/politician who only worked as the villain in other people's stories.
Quote:If capitalism had a conscience it would be Tony Stark.
Capitalism with a conscience isn't capitalism. It is literally the fiduciary responsibility of those running corporations to behave as tribalist sociopaths. If they don't, they are either fired, or simply lose the financial competition to those who ARE willing to behave as tribalist sociopaths. Consequently, a conscience can only be imposed on capitalism from outside, in the form of regulation that applies to everyone. A self-imposed conscience from a capitalist is financial suicide, which is why, in the absence of regulation, capitalism quickly deteriorates into monopolies and oligopolies behaving monstrously.