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Entry from March 18, 2022
“If you don’t like corporations, you should really hate government”

"Government is a corporation in the limit. Government is the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence, and where you have no recourse. So, if you don’t like corporations, you should really hate government” was said by entrepreneur and business magnate Elon Musk in three public appearances in 2021, each time with slightly different wording.

Elon Musk appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on February 10, 2021. “I love that Elon Musk in his most text JRE episode said that government is just the biggest corporation and it has a monopoly without Joe batting an eye” was posted on Twitter by Jaren on February 12, 2021. “Government is a corporation in the limit says @elonmusk on the latest JRE. With a monopoly. Very true” was posted on Twitter by Anonymous Immigrant ☢️ on February 13, 2021. “government is a corporation in the limit. government is the biggest corporation with a monopoly” was posted on Twitter by 九路取四二Tony!Hawk! on February 14, 2021. “‘Government is just the biggest corporation, what are you talking about? . . . It’s a corporation with a monopoly . . . you have more influence on who’s CEO of General Electric than who’s President.’ . @elonmusk on JRE episode #1609” was posted on Twitter by JohnK🧸🛻 on February 16, 2021.

Elon Musk appeared on The ₿ Word on July 21, 2021. “‘Government is the biggest corporation of all. And it’s got a monopoly on violence. If you don’t like corporations, you should really not like government.’—Elon” was posted on Twitter by George.btc Peacock on July 21, 2021. “Best ELON quote so far : government is the biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence. Can’t disagree with that!” was posted on Twitter by CryptoFerret #Traincrashing on July 21, 2021. “@elonmusk ripping it up! ‘Government is just a corporation in the limit, it is the biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence’’“if you hate corporations you should hate government’” was posted on Twitter by Carel van Wyk 🟠⚡️ on July 21, 2021. “It’s the biggest corporation of all, and it’s got a monopoly on violence. So if you don’t like corporations, you should really hate government” (a video of Elon Musk saying this) was posted on Twitter by Busta Rhymes on July 22, 2021.

Elon Musk gave an interview with The Wall Street Journal at its CEO Council Summit on December 7, 2021. “I mean, you could think of the government essentially as a corporation. The government is simply the biggest corporation with the monopoly on violence. And where you have no recourse. (...) I mean, government is a corporation in the limit. So it is the most corporate thing. It is maximum corporation. But it’s also a monopoly. And also it’s the only one that’s allowed legally to do violence. So why would you want to give a corporation with no competition, that can’t even really go bankrupt, more money?” Musk said. “Elon Musk on government: ‘Government is simply the biggest corporation, with the sole monopoly on violence’” was posted on Twitter by The First on December 7, 2021. “Elon Musk: Government Is ‘the Biggest Corporation, With a Monopoly on Violence, Where You Have No Recourse’” was printed in Reason on December 8, 2021.

“What does ‘Government is a corporation in the limit’ mean?” was discussed on Stack Exchange—English Language & Usage in December 2021. It was explained that government is a limited liability corporation, and “The bottom line is, it’s just a job: politicians can walk away from any problems they’ve allowed / caused.” “Government is a corporation in the limit - Elon Musk” was posted on YouTube on December 8, 2021.


Wikipedia: Elon Musk
Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ˈiːlɒn/; born June 28, 1971) is an entrepreneur and business magnate. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. With an estimated net worth of around US$221 billion as of March 2022, Musk is the wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and the Forbes real-time billionaires list.

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JJ 「cιtιƶεɳƒιvε」 🏴‍☠️
@CTZN5
@ligervision GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST UMBRELLA CORPORATION. ONE WITH A MONOPOLY ON THEFT. WTF YOU’RE DUMB TODAY I’M GOING TO SLEEP
@EvanMcM
7:00 PM · Jul 11, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Jaren
@JDog_13
I love that Elon Musk in his most text JRE episode said that government is just the biggest corporation and it has a monopoly without Joe batting an eye
6:45 AM · Feb 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Anonymous Immigrant ☢️
@morz_omnia
Government is a corporation in the limit says @elonmusk on the latest JRE. With a monopoly. Very true. Interesting to ponder if a single person can has more influence on selecting pres./PM or selecting a CEO
10:39 AM · Feb 13, 2021·Tweetbot for iΟS

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九路取四二Tony!Hawk!
@haiwang42
“government is a corporation in the limit. government is the biggest corporation with a monopoly”.
11:33 PM · Feb 14, 2021·Twitter Web App

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JohnK🧸🛻
@FinanceBlue
“Government is just the biggest corporation, what are you talking about? . . . It’s a corporation with a monopoly . . . you have more influence on who’s CEO of General Electric than who’s President.”
. @elonmusk on JRE episode #1609
9:45 PM · Feb 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Syed Yousha
@yousha_syed
“Government is just the biggest corporation with a monopoly” - Elon Musk
4:21 PM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Allen (90%)
@holli_at_ya_boi
Replying to @ParkerASlow
He’s been going on about how the government is the biggest corporation/monopoly in the world. Here’s a statement he made that kinda goes hand in hand with the one in this tweet. He’s basically calling out the government for never doing it’s job
12:41 PM · Mar 9, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

YouTube
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Featuring Cathie Wood, Jack Dorsey, and Elon Musk, Steve Lee will moderate this live panel discussion where nothing is off limits!

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George.btc Peacock
@Peacockg
“Government is the biggest corporation of all. And it’s got a monopoly on violence. If you don’t like corporations, you should really not like government.”—Elon
3:02 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Pomp 🌪
@APompliano
Elon Musk just said if you don’t like corporations, you should really hate governments.
3:02 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

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CryptoFerret #Traincrashing
@FerretCrypto
Best ELON quote so far : government is the biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence. Can’t disagree with that!
3:03 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Carel van Wyk 🟠⚡️🇿🇦
@carelvwyk
@elonmusk ripping it up! “Government is just a corporation in the limit, it is the biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence” “if you hate corporations you should hate government” 🤯
3:03 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Tommy Back ⚡️
@tommyjhback
The government is the biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence. If you don’t like corporations you should really dislike the government.
@elonmusk on #TheBWord
3:05 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Pat McCarthy
@chilifarming
“Government is the biggest corporation, and the only one with a monopoly on violence - if you hate corporations you should really hate government!” - Elon, just now on the B Word.
3:06 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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The Crypⓣo Mom 💚
@CryptoMomUSA1
“The government is the biggest corporation of all and it’s got a monopoly on violence. If you don’t like corporations, you should really hate governments.” -
@elonmusk on #TheBWord
3:07 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Joe ®️
@ThatGuyPerl
“Government is the biggest corporation of all, with a monopoly on violence. If you don’t like corporations, then you shouldn’t like governments.”
@elonmusk
3:22 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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The Moon
@TheMoonCarl
“If you don’t like corporations, you should really hate government” - @elonmusk
(A video of Elon Musk is shown.—ed.)
5:45 PM · Jul 21, 2021·Hootsuite Inc.

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Busta Rhymes
@BustaRhymes
MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY WAS THIS…..
The way @elonmusk phrased this statement has got me seriously thinking… especially what’s been happening around the world recently.
Government and it’s monopoly on Violence… damnnn
(A video is shown. Elon Musk says about government, “It’s the biggest corporation of all, and it’s got a monopoly on violence. So if you don’t like corporations, you should really hate government.”—ed.)
667.6K views
0:05 / 0:18
11:17 AM · Jul 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Stack Exchange—English Language & Usage
What does “Government is a corporation in the limit” mean?
As retweeted, a more complete quotation is:

“Government is just a corporation in the limit. It’s the biggest corporation of all and it’s got a monopoly on violence. So, if you don’t like corporations, you should really hate governments” - @elonmusk
(...)
ANSWERS
So,

‘The bottom line is, it’s just a job: politicians can walk away from any problems they’ve allowed / caused.’
(...)
answered Dec 3, 2021 at 12:01
Edwin Ashworth

Twitter
Teddy Schleifer
@teddyschleifer
Elon Musk’s feelings about the government.
“Government is simply the biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence. And where you have no recourse.”
“Why would you want to give a corporation with no competition, that that can’t even really go bankrupt, more money?”
8:11 PM · Dec 6, 2021·TweetDeck

Twitter
The First
@TheFirstonTV
Elon Musk on government:
“Government is simply the biggest corporation, with the sole monopoly on violence.”
(A video is shown.—ed.)
12:23 PM · Dec 7, 2021·TweetDeck

YouTube
#Elon #Musk #Tesla
Elon’s latest interview! An absolute must watch!
Dec 7, 2021
Dan Solovei

The Wall Street Journal
Elon Musk on EV Subsidies, Corporate Titles and China: The Full Transcript
Read the full interview of the Tesla chief from The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit

By WSJ Staff
Dec. 8, 2021 8:20 pm ET
ELON MUSK: And it does not make sense to take the job of capital allocation away from people who have demonstrated great skill in capital allocation and give it to an entity that has demonstrated very poor skill in capital allocation, which is the government. I mean, you could think of the government essentially as a corporation. The government is simply the biggest corporation with the monopoly on violence. And where you have no recourse. So how much money do you want to…

JOANNA STERN: Can you explain that last part?
(...)
ELON MUSK: Yeah. I mean, government is a corporation in the limit. So it is the most corporate thing. It is maximum corporation. But it’s also a monopoly. And also it’s the only one that’s allowed legally to do violence. So why would you want to give a corporation with no competition, that can’t even really go bankrupt, more money?

YouTube
#ElonMusk #economics #government
Government is a corporation in the limit - Elon Musk
Dec 8, 2021
EZRAELSINON
This video features materials protected by the Fair Use guidelines of Section 107 of the Copyright Act. All rights reserved to the copyright owners.

Reason
Elon Musk: Government Is ‘the Biggest Corporation, With a Monopoly on Violence, Where You Have No Recourse’
Musk’s finally ready to admit that government subsidies distort markets and that government actors are terrible at capital allocation.

LIZ WOLFE | 12.8.2021 3:30 PM
(...)
After all, “the government is simply the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence and where you have no recourse,” said Musk, when asked if billionaires like him should have their wealth seized via taxation and redistributed by the federal government. Where’s the lie?

Twitter
🐎
@iamsam_90
“The Government is simply the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence and no recourse.” - Elon Musk
10:33 AM · Dec 11, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Libertarian Party NH
@LPNH
Time’s Person of the Year says government is “the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence, where you have no recourse”
10:41 AM · Dec 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
kj
@compassionkarl
“the government is simply the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence” - greatest quote in 2021 by @elonmusk
11:27 AM · Dec 20, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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