The debate "Google will one day be more powerful than any government." was started by
May 18, 2016, 6:47 am.
18 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side.
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It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
Zuhayr posted 1 argument, Nemiroff posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
truce_jttm, NionSG, Nemiroff, Shaban, SwaggerPoptart, Zuhayr, JakobBoghora, jack_tim_45, LeeTaHa and 9 visitors agree.
RaxzleDaxzle, ReadyToBegin, Deonthecreation and 2 visitors disagree.
The government already owns google. Look at their recent notices.
companies already have the power to sue. they sue the government all the time, like the companies that didn't want to provide contraceptives in the aca. how will this be any different?
I agree with historybuff
worse than allowing foreign companies to sue us for anything they feel like with no ability to appeal? to allow them to challenge every minimum wage, environmental protection and worker safety law?
companies already act like a country unto themselves. giving them the legal standing of one is insane.
I'm not against trade agreements in default, but IF that is the wording, than I am against the tpp as it stands. I think trade agreements can do a lot of good.
China is against the tpp as well and would eagerly jump on an Asian agreement it wants to create without the US, would that not be worse for us?
I'm not totally sure about this website, but this is the gist of it.
the TPP gives companies the power to sue governments for laws they don't like. they are given the legal standing of a foreign nation. these suits go to a tribunal which cannot be appealed and the "judges" are not accountable to anyone.
in short the TPP is giving foreign companies the power to undermine government policy if it gets in the way of their profits.
how do treaties empower corporations? wouldn't such treaties increase the sharing of information between governments decreasing the potential of hiding assets abroad? can't us lowering tarrifs be used to leverage for greater regulation in foreign nations like minimum wages so that they won't undercut our workers and improve the lives of their citizens at the same time.
especially with treaties like the Trans Pacific Partnership. governments are giving up their power over companies trying to generate more money.
Google's development now is critically the best social provider. I assure Google will once be so much powerful than the government that it'll be unpredictable.