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OP/ED: Why the recent Anti Corporation sentiment?

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posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 04:12 AM

Originally posted by jsobecky
Politicians would argue that they want to preserve jobs in their districts for their constituency. Of course, the corp. contributions don't hurt.

Valid argument. In say the case of the Auto Industry I would be a whole hearted supporter as it would create lots of jobs on both sides of the border eventually, Walmart
It's been shown that Walmarts actually lowers the average wage while upping empoyment a slight bit, a zero sum gain maybe even a negative gain due to the fact that more manufacting will get outsourced to china as a result of the new stores.

I wonder how much of the general public is aware of this technology hijacking?

Not many people outside certain online communities like this and , and

I wonder who is watching out for us?

See those websites I posted above.

Here are the Congressjerks who are pushing for the Broadcast flag.

John Shadegg, R-AZ, (202) 225-3361
Mary Bono, R-CA, (202) 225-5330
George Radanovich, R-CA, (202) 225-4540
John Shimkus, R-IL (202) 225-5271
Ed Whitfield, R-KY, (202) 225-3115
Charles Pickering, R-MS, (202) 225-5031
Lee Terry, R-NE, (202) 225-4155
Charles Bass, R-NH, (202) 225-5206
Mike Ferguson, R-NJ, (202) 225-5361
Vito Fossella, R-NY, (202) 225-3371
Edolphus Towns, D-NY, (202) 225-5936
John Sullivan, R-OK, (202) 225-2211
Michael Doyle, D-PA, (202) 225-2135
Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, (202) 225-2811
Bart Gordon, D-TN, (202) 225-4231
Charles Gonzalez, D-TX, (202) 225-3236
Bobby Rush, D-IL, (202) 225-4372
Albert Wynn, D-MD, (202) 225-8699
Frank Pallone, D-NJ, (202) 225-4671
Eliot Engel, D-NY, (202) 225-2464

This is a Bi-Partisan problem...

[edit on 26-10-2005 by sardion2000]

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 11:02 AM

Originally posted by Springer
Yes, it is very true.

When I make a dollar on a stock trade it's because someone else LOST that dollar of equity. That goes for both sides of the market, long or short.


If I buy a stock at $10/share, and sell it to you at $12. Who lost?

You are failing to recognize that wealth increases over time. What you are saying regarding zero sum is true of certain derivatives such as options.

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 11:13 AM

Originally posted by Springer
My point is a corporation is NOTHING but words on paper, it's the people that run them that make them good citizens or rotten citizens.

That's not entirely true. An incorporated entity generally shields the owners from liability in excess of their interest in the entity. That shield diminishes incentives to behave responsibly. There are other incentives still in place to behave responsibly, but the limited liability is a real and pragmatic disincentive.

Originally posted by Springer
I repeat what I stated on page one, the corporation, LLP, LLC, etc... is the best model we have of coordinating the many skill sets required to accomplish Human goals.

I'm not convinced that's true. Partnerships structured in a way similar to corporations could accomplish the same organization of specialized skills, but the uncapped liability would provide greater motivation to shareholders to keep a watchfull eye on the behavior of those at the healm.

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