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Originally posted by thegoodearth
All I could think of was how I always thought pilots made bank... it made me want to cry for them, as I know they have a huge pile of student loan debt....
It really makes me not want to get on a plane again, wondering if the poor pilot has a second, or even a third, job so he doesn't have to get Food Stamps like some of them do. I was shocked!! As much as airline tickets cost, that is utter crap!! Pennies for Pilots?????
Originally posted by State of Mind
Many people with intelligence don't bother watching Micheal Moore "documentaries" (crap) because they are incredibly biased and one-sided.
Originally posted by zzombie
Why are we blaming capitalism when its really corporatism ?
Corporatism doesn't exist in a vacum, it needed capitalism to get it to the point
The Swedish copper mining company Stora Kopparberg ("great copper mountain") in Falun was granted a charter from King Magnus IV of Sweden in 1347, although the first share in the company (granting the Bishop of Västerås 12.5% ownership) dates from 1288. Some claim this to be the oldest existing corporation or limited liability company in the world.
The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC in Dutch, literally "United East Indian Company") was a chartered company established in 1602, when the States-General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out colonial activities in Asia. It was the first multinational corporation in the world and the first company to issue stock. It was also arguably the world's first megacorporation, possessing quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, negotiate treaties, coin money, and establish colonies
Mercantilism is an economic theory, thought to be a form of economic nationalism, that holds that the prosperity of a nation is dependent upon its supply of capital, and that the global volume of international trade is "unchangeable". Economic assets (or capital) are represented by bullion (gold, silver, and trade value) held by the state, which is best increased through a positive balance of trade with other nations (exports minus imports).
So how has Corporatism established itself in The United States? Surely Wal- Mart, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, some of America's leading Corps are Capitalist in nature?