[Ansteorra] Modern and Period thoughts.
edreese at swbell.net
Fri Jun 4 23:02:42 PDT 2004
Here's one, however hazy that it might be -- one archaic meaning of
'franchise' is to right to vote. A man who was 'enfranchised', could vote
for his representative, or in a straight democratic election for a person
or an issue. "Exercise your franchise" used to be an election slogan ~!
This is from oop, at least from where I know it, in the American Colonial
and Revolutionary days. And yes, it was tied into property. If a man was
'landed', he was considered a safer custodian of the interests of the
government, because it was his own self-interest.
At 03:49 PM 06/03/2004, you wrote:
>I was talking with a roommate about his thesis the other day, and we ended
>up going into the definitions of the word 'franchise', and how its use to
>describe a business model has changed the way the word is used. Then I
>went to an event, and ended up thinking about the discussion while I was
>there. This led me around to thinking about a comparison of the modern
>Franchise business system and the old Feudal/Vassal system of
>government. The idea gets even more interesting when you realize that
>much of the money that comes into McDonalds Corporate is that they own the
>land which the stores are on. Possibly a thesis topic for someone in a
>government, business, or law major. Any thoughts from anyone?
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