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Originally posted by TgSoe
Well if it'll make you feel better I'll give it a read. This may take a while.
The only thing I know we can do is support the little man as much as possible. We stay out of Wal-Mart as much as possible. I don't like to spend one dime in there I don't have to. It makes very little difference though. If everyone did that it might help.
[Edited on 17-3-2004 by TgSoe]
Originally posted by cyberdude78
You know corporations are too powerful. Like some megacorporations have bigger budgets than some smaller or poorer countries. And remember economic power can all too easily turn into political or military power.
Inglewood, Calif, voters reject ballot initiative to permit building of 60-acre Wal-Mart shopping complex exempt from state and local regulation; defeat is thought to portend difficult battles ahead for Wal-Mart as it moves forward with plans to build 40 supercenters in California; Los Angeles City Council is preparing ordinance that would outlaw building of such large retail complexes within city limits; Inglewood vote is victory for labor and community groups who feared development would drive local retailers away and gut city's powers;
Originally posted by a3s73rg30ne
What if we started making women the CEO's of all major corporations and multi-nationals rather than men? This is something I've been thinking of, and I think it's a pretty darn good idea. I seriously doubt a woman would have created the Enron debacle.
[edit on 1-2-2005 by a3s73rg30ne]
Originally posted by DeusEx
Not all corporations are big enough to be considered megacorps. However, those that are (Walmart, Fed-Boeing, etc) are a real threat to things. They virtually circumvent every border on the planet, they control huge chunks of the economy and wield vast political influence. They can hire private security (and, to be frank, that's another area that needs consideration) in vast numbers, and lean really hard on other bussinesses. It's safe to call them a danger to freedom when they wield that much clout.