We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For a little project, I am putting together a taxonomy of attacks on business and enterprise through history and thought that the blogosphere might make a useful contribution. In this post (http://tigerhawk.blogspot.com/2010/01/help-tigerhawk-who-have-been-enemies-of.html), to which I hope you will consider linking, I ask readers to suggest the types of people from history (including the present day) who have attacked business (physically, through the state or regulatory apparatus, or politically) and the tactics they have used to do so. It would delight me if you would send your no doubt brilliant readers in the direction of this post.
I don't understand the TH asking a question for which he undoubtedly knows the answer.
Everyone has attacked business down through the ages. Monarchs, dictators, politicians, the clergy, anarchists, demagogues, even the little people.
Methods to attack: Decree, confiscation, taxes, regulations, physical assault such as bombs, rhetoric fanning the flames of greed and envy or taking the high moral ground.
What's interesting is business flourishing in the face of it all. People looking out for their self-interest. While the Megamonolith corporation may be perceived as evil, your high paying job there is not, so one can conclude that business is only evil in the abstract.
Of course looking out for one's self interest is a two-edged sword. It works pretty well in private life. In public office, not so well, for the rest of us anyway.