Corporatism

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Not to be confused with Corporatocracy.

"We control political forces, we control moral forces, we control economic forces, therefore we are a full-blown Corporative state."

Corporatism is an economically third position, authoritarian ideology that advocates for the organization of society into specialized employment sectors, such as agriculture, military, engineering and others, referred to as "corporations". Individuals are assigned to these corporations based on their interests and skills, and their employment is aligned with the goals set by the government, such as achieving a monthly production target of 40,000 cars. Corporatism promotes a cross-class system of regulation, where workers, employers, and the state engage in negotiations to efficiently manage the economy and ideally satisfy (in theory) all parties involved.

Variants

Corporate Statism

Corporate Statism (also called State Corporatism or Economic Fascism) is a political culture and a form of corporatism whose adherents hold that the corporate group, which forms the basis of society, is the State. The State requires all members of a particular economic sector to join an officially designated interest group. Such interest groups—usually divided by industry or occupation—thus attain public status, and they participate in national policymaking. As a result, the State has great control over the corporate groups; in turn, corporate groups exercise control over their members. This form of corporatism is the form of corporatism practiced by fascist and other authoritarian ideologies.

Class Collaborationism

Class Collaboration is a principle of social organization based upon the belief that the division of society into a hierarchy of social classes is a positive and essential aspect of civilization. This view is directly contrasted with Marxist ideas of class conflict, since class conflict seeks to end the socio-economic classes between the rich and the poor, while class collaboration seeks to mitigate the effects between these different classes. Class collaboration has its vocal supporters from fascists, social democrats, liberals, and other regulatory ideologies.

Christian Corporatism

Christian Corporatism is a version of corporatism applied by Christian democrats and other religious ideologies related to it. Economic application of Christian corporatism has promoted consultations between employers and workers and has sponsored Christian trade unionism.

Folkhemmet

Folkhemmet is a left-wing political model which originated in Sweden. It seeks to find a middle way between Revolutionary Socialism and Capitalism by embracing what it calls Funktionssocialism. Society is viewed as one big family which is why it embraces Welfarist ideals.

Liberal Corporatism

Liberal corporatism is a liberal version of corporatism that recognizes the bargaining interests of multiple groups within society, such as in the business, labor, and agricultural sectors and licenses them to engage in bargaining over economic policies with the state. This form of corporatism doesn't oppose individualism like a lot of forms of corporatism, which is where the political liberalism comes from, and is an influential component of the progressive movement in the United States since the late 19th century, being referred to as "interest group liberalism". Liberal corporatism is commonly supported by proponents in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Neo-Corporatism

Neo-Corporatism is a democratic form of corporatism which favors economic tripartism; strong labor unions, employer's associations, and governments cooperate as "social partners" to manage the economy.

Nordic Model

The Nordic model is a Scandinavian/Nordic variant of social corporatism. It is based upon a comprehensive welfare state and multi level collective bargaining as well as the existence of several SOEs (state owned enterprises) while being decisively non-socialist and often very anti-communist (including authoritarian kinds even more so in Finland).

Polder Model

The Polder model is a variant of corporatism practiced in the Netherlands. It stems from the Dutch word 'polder' which means the tracts of land enclosed by dikes. Each economic sector has product and company boards (Product- en Bedrijfschappen) appointed by representatives of trade unions and employer associations. With oversight by the Social and Economic Council—which since the 1980s has tried to balance liberalization with protecting workers rights—these boards set economic policy, from quality standards to wages.

Progressive Corporatism

Progressive Corporatism is a form of corporatism developed in response to classical liberalism and Marxism. These corporatists supported providing group rights to members of the middle classes and working classes in order to secure cooperation among the classes. This was in opposition to the Marxist conception of class conflict. By the 1870s and 1880s, corporatism experienced a revival in Europe with the creation of workers' unions that were committed to negotiations with employers.

Social Corporatism

Social Corporatism is a form of economic tripartite corporatism based upon a social partnership between the interests of capital and labor, involving collective bargaining between representatives of employers and of labor mediated by the government at the national level. It is considered a compromise to regulate the conflict between capital and labor by mandating them to engage in mutual consultations that are mediated by the government.

Socialist Corporatism

See: Guild Socialism

Tripartism

Tripartism is an economic system of Neo-corporatism based on a mixed economy and tripartite contracts between employers organizations, trade unions, and the government of a country. Each is to act as a social partner to create economic policy through cooperation, consultation, negotiation, and compromise. In Tripartism, the government has a large role in the economy and engages in negotiations between labor unions and business interest groups to establish economic policy.

History

Corporatism has to some extent always existed, as its tendencies appear in many authoritarian-leaning states and systems that desire aspects of both a command and market economy. The ideology as a proper concept began with writings commissioned by Pope Leo XIII in 1881, attempting to resurrect the social and economic situation of " guild based socialism." Corporatism was also created to some extent to avoid and suppress the Marxist concept of class conflict and replace it with class collaboration. Seeking for the state to mediate conflicts between individual firms, employees, and economic sectors (corporations) in order to maximize economic efficiency and social harmony. Corporatism has been popular in many Reactionary and non-Capitalistic right-wing circles, as it functions on a largely collective basis and attempts to stifle over-eager individualism and competitiveness. It was picked up by many former Syndicalists who moved on to the emerging Fascist movement, having a few things in common despite not wishing to abolish the class structure. It was adopted in practice in Fascist Italy and the Regency of Carnaro, in which economic sectors were given representative authority and state-guaranteed powers of negotiation and arbitration. Despite this strong association with fascism, there were also several Social Liberals who advocated for corporatist economics known as Liberal Corporatism, which rejected traditional corporatism's anti-capitalism and authoritarianism, and was influenced by economist John Stuart Mill. This line of thinking was influential in the New Deal era of the United States, and is most prominent today in the Nordic Model. On a theoretical level, corporatism has also been influenced by the writings of Emile Durkheim and Ferdinand Tönnies on solidarity and community.

Stylistic Notes

  • Isn't Corporatocracy and will make sure you know that as well as he does.

How To Draw

Corporatism's emblem design represents a fasces without the axe (a tied bundle of sticks), which is a symbol of corporatist economics tied to their origin in fascism.

Flag of Corporatism
  1. Draw a ball
  2. Draw five long vertical black lines in the middle, making sure they do not reach the edges of the ball
  3. Draw two horizontal red lines running through the upper and lower half's of the black lines
  4. Add two eyes

You are done!

Color Name HEX RGB
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
Black #141414 20, 20, 20
Red #FF0000 255, 0, 0


Relationships

Friends

Frenemies

  • Fascism - While I'm honored you chose me as the traditional economy for your system, you've caused people to think of me as the "fascist economy" which is cringe and inaccurate.
  • Nazism - Same as above, but even more harmful for my image.
  • Capitalist Communism - Yes, I admit that I borrowed some ideas from capitalism and communism, but I only took the best ones.
  • Reactionary Socialism - Not exactly the direction I had in mind, too extremely right socially and too decentralized for my liking (feudalism in the 21st century, really?), but at least likes authoritarianism and hierarchies.
  • Marxism–Leninism - The transitory state you have is cool, but besides that you're cringe.
  • State Socialism - Getting rid of corporations is kinda cringe.
  • Dengism - Another decent form of state capitalism. But I'm not that interested in establishing socialism by 2050.
  • Social Democracy - Democracy? Disgusting. Besides that, you're ok.
  • Titoism - Cringe like your father but at least you have the balls to be authoritarian.
  • Kemalism - Based on your categorization of people by professions, not classes. Solidarisme is based. But why didn't you start corporations?

Enemies

  • Corporatocracy - I hate being confused with you.
  • Capitalism - The end goal of capitalism is an atomized anti-cultural society where you are sold corporate products while you slave away in the economy paying for subscription services.
  • Libertarianism - Oh for crying out loud, THE PERSON YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IS HIM!
  • Market Socialism - Markets? No hierarchies? Not a life worth living. Just become him and you'd be cool.
  • Mutualism - [Comment Removed by moderator]
  • Marxism - Dickhead who doesn't understand the importance of class collaboration.
  • Post-Leftism & Anarcho-Egoism - You WILL work and you WILL serve society.

Further Information

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  1. Refers to more "labor-centric" varieties of corporatism.
  2. https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1621294686655610880