What is Collectivism and Corporatism? Are these really dirty words.


Collectivism, like matriculation, sounds like a bad word. Indeed it is
to those that believe that individual freedom supercedes all else
(hello Ayn Rand!).

Collectivism is a term used to describe any philosophic, political,
economic or social outlook that emphasizes the interdependence of
every human in some collective group and the priority of group goals
over individual goals. Collectivists usually focus on community,
society or nation. Collectivism has been widely used to refer to a
number of different political and economic philosophies, ranging from
communalism and democracy to totalitarian nationalism.

Corporatism refers to a form of collectivism that views the whole as
being greater than the sum of its individual parts, and gives priority
to group rights over individual rights. The philosophic underpinnings
of this type of collectivism is related to holism and organicism.
Specifically, a society as a whole can be seen as having more meaning
or value than the separate individuals that make up that society.
Collectivism is widely seen as being opposed to individualism; however
most philosophies, political and economic systems have a degree of
both collectivist and individualist aspects.

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collectivism

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One response to “What is Collectivism and Corporatism? Are these really dirty words.

  1. I wrote about this recently on my website. It all started to go down hill when Corporations became protected under the Bill of Rights and the 14th amendment as “Natural Born Citizens” this gives them the right the petition the government and all other rights of an individual citizen.

    It was not always like this, i go into much more detail in my article here:
    http://www.upfordebate.us/story.php?title=corporate-america-the-real-enemy-of-the-state-1

    I take an early look at the history of corporations in America and give a few different examples from the modern era. I thought you might want to take a look at this. Thanks for the good read.

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