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Originally posted by ghostsoldier
Some corporations should be nationalised - others scrapped.
I'd be all for a world wide singular source for tooth brushes.
I'm not all for privatized farming.
I'd be all for a world wide singular source for general purpose vacuum cleaners
I'm not all for super-chain fast-food restaurants.
Some things need centralising - some things need decentralising.
Originally posted by vor78
I don't really see what the point is. A corporation is simply a legal construct. It isn't inherently 'good' or 'evil.' The people running it? Well, that's another matter. The problem is, if you ban corporations, the same ***holes can still run sole proprietorships, partnerships, and, for you commies out there, yes, even government.
It helps about as much as establishing a third political party. Sounds nice in theory, right until you get to the human element, which will lie, cheat and steal regardless of whatever label you put on them.
Originally posted by belidged
What we need to do is reenact the contract law that our country had back in the late 1800s. It held businesses to prove their actions were for the good of our country. These contracts were reviewed every 10 years, if the business proved to have a positive stance for the country they were renewed if not the business was disbanded.
Rockefeller convinced Delaware to do away with this law so he and his cronies could create the Federal Reserve.
This is a good thread I hope it gets some positive responses.
Originally posted by mnemeth1
Corporations are nothing more than voluntary groups of people working together toward a common goal.
The only thing that makes corporations more than this is government.
When you say "we should ban corporations," what you are really saying is we should ban voluntary groups of people working together.
Banning voluntary groups of people working together is such a retarded idea that I don't need to go any further. What we should ban is government from bailing out corporations, restricting corporations, offering no-bid contracts to corporations, creating barriers to corporate competition through regulation and subsidies, limiting corporate liabilities, accepting corporate campaign donations, and from offering favorable tax breaks to specific corporations.
Corporations are not evil.
Government is evil.
[edit on 16-6-2010 by mnemeth1]