The only coercive power any of these corporations have would be power that they’ve bought from the government.Yeah, we all remember how Enron used the coercive power of the State to manipulate the California energy market. And why are the Koch brothers trying to buy the government? It must be so they can wield government power. It couldn't possibly be because they want to neutralize the government, thereby freeing themselves to do WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT.
Balko, when your ideology requires you to make obviously nonsensical assertions like that, it's time to get yourself a new ideology.