- Feb 2007
- New York
I believe your jellybean analogy should be expanded to candy. Jelly beans are as you described them, but they are candy. Some candies are round and some are oval. Round could represent ownership of the means of production, and oval could represent control of the means of production. They are both still candy.
Setting laws that protect the safety of others or the planet (our home) do not reasonably equal control of the production. If there are six steel mills in a state, they all have to conform to the OSHA safety standards for their workers and any local dumping laws, but they are still freely competing with each other. THAT is more like comparing jelly beans to an orange; there are clear boundaries, but the meat of the operational decisions and profit (juice?) go to the one that attracts the most and best customers.