“After the Second world war, Economists and politicians were unanimous: The cartels and monopolies, which spread in the 1920s and 1930s in many countries, were devastating. Economically anyway, but also politically in Germany, because powerful companies helped the rise of Adolf Hitler.

“We are allowing reckless global monopolies and oligopolies in the financial and media sectors, in aviation and telecommunications, not to mention the growing size of digital platforms.” (U.S. lawyer, Tim Wu in his book  “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age”)

(auto translated from  sueddeutsche.de)

Comment: what is Fascism? Fascism means bundling power.


Fascio is an Italian word literally meaning “a bundle” or “a sheaf”, and figuratively league, and which was used in the late 19th century to refer to political groups of many different orientations.

A number of nationalist fasci later evolved into the 20th century Fasci movement, which became known as fascism.

During the 19th century, the bundle of rods, in Latin called fasces and in Italian fascio, came to symbolize strength through unity, the point being that whilst each independent rod was fragile, as a bundle they were strong.

By extension, the word fascio came in modern Italian political usage to mean group, union, band or league.

So original this was a very “general term” that than later was picked up by ultra nationalists and formed into what is now “fascism” (extreme nationalism/white supremacy/racism/dictatorship/militarism/might makes right).

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