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"---cracy:" Its prefix makes a BIG difference

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The root, "cracy" comes from the Greek "kartia" for power. Here are all the "---cracies" I could find: autocracy, bureaucracy, corpocracy, democracy, kleptocracy, mobocracy (yes, it's a word), monocracy, plutocracy, technocracy, theocracy, timocracy. This article picks out two of them, democracy and corpocracy, and contrasts their meaning and application of "cracy."

There is such an inherent conflict between these two "cracies" that they can't co-exist in the same nation and they don't coexist in America. In America the corpocracy rules with tyrannical-like power. The self-ruling democracy power of the people has been taken from the people.

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Where did the power of the people go? To the corpocracy did it flow.

What "cracy" means without the prefix

Power in the abstract means control over human beings' life equations on their left side so that the outcomes on their right side are what are intended, not unintended:

Our Selves + Our Situations= Whether/How Much Health, Happiness, and Prosperity We Have or Don't Have  

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What "cracy" means with the two prefixes

Demo---, Greek for people

Our Selves + A Democracy =More Health, Happiness, and Prosperity

for most of Us

Corp---, Latin for body

Our Selves + The Corpocracy=Less Health, Happiness, and Prosperity

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for Most of Us    


Dissecting the meaning of power  

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Author of The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lurch; America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying; and Corporate Reckoning Ahead.

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