The Practician wrote:But I can't really see much real difference between your "neo- feudalism" and the "neo-liberalism" that the radical left has been warning us about for years.
Difference in focus I think. Where the critic of neoliberalism wants to emphasize the negative of the corporate state and the exceptionally wealthy; a different viewpoint sees the princes of corporatism as leaders to whom they have an obligation towards, and upon whom they are completely dependent for their own wealth and station. So the critic sees the impact of the prince and his retainers on the lower income rabble; while one bound by feudal-like duty to that same prince sees the resources that are placed at their command for the comfort and security of their own family; not to mention the concern and trust that said prince places in his retainers to perform their duties with great autonomy.
** I don't use the word "prince" in a romantic sense... its unfortunately easy in modern English to go from "prince" to "prince charming" lol; where as just as easily, prince Bob turns out to be prince Bob the Impaler! muhahahah. Or at least prince Bob the trading genius and signer of pink slips.
EU nailed the technological advancement thing, when worries about food, health, employment, and retirement fall away because of the scale of the assets at your command, a lot of the "technological advancement" stuff just stops being interesting. Old car? New car? Don't care, sit in the back seat and listen to Metal, the driver can figure out all that car stuff. TV?? Entertainment station? eh? Just go walk the grounds, kick some grass, or play with the roses, till the chef calls out that lunch is served, ribeye and asparagus, and a glass of cabernet from West of the Brazos, in a far away land called Llano. Much more fun than watching Fox/CNN or some idgit movie actor guy pretending he knows something. Tough life, no?