"An organization is neither conscious nor alive.
To give organizations precedence over persons is to subordinate ends to
What happens when ends are subordinated to means was clearly
demonstrated by Hitler and Stalin." -
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
"The recent spate of
Supreme Court decisions absolving
for their wrongful or negligent conduct is not "good for business" - unless
you believe that all business owners are scofflaws. Rather,
the decisions should be characterized
as bad for consumers and ultimately bad for justice. Making it impossible
for people injured by corporate acts (or neglect) to be compensated for their
damages essentially sends a signal that companies need not consider the public
interest, or indeed the niceties of the law, in their
relentless pursuit of
profit. That is not a pro-business stance; it is an antisocial
stance. Everyone - as a potential victim of corporate cost-cutting,
incompetence or outright malfeasance - is significantly worse off as a result."
- J.G. Berinstein
established for one basic purpose: to make money by converting nature and labor
into profit and more capital. The corporation was invented to limit liability
and maximize profit. Corporate managers are required to maximize profit,
although they often arrange to give
themselves enormous salaries. Politicians do not place
the interests of workers, the community or the
environment ahead of
corporate profit interests." -
John M. Lambase1964 Gardiner
Coit Means shows in The Corporate Revolution in America that the means
of production in the US economy was highly concentrated in the hands of the
largest 200 corporations, and within the large corporations, managers
controlled firms despite shareholders' formal ownership.
Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr.
theorized that the fact of economic concentration meant that the effects of
competitive-price theory was largely mythical.
Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr.,
an original member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Brain Trust", advocated that
corporate leadership accept that they must fulfill responsibilities toward
society in addition to their traditional responsibilities toward shareholders.
This is in direct contradiction to
nearly all statues governing corporations which require corporations to
maximize return to shareholders.
"A corporate executive recently confessed to me
that his job consisted of lying to the customer; another that his job consisted
of frightening customers into accepting digital security products that they
really didn't need." -
corporations footed 26% of the total US tax bill.
1990 US corporations now pay only 9%, contributing
massive budget deficits.
Bank of America,
General Electric and
ExxonMobil pay no US federal
"Here is the most important challenge to political
invention ever offered to the jurist or the statesman.
association which in fact produces and distributes wealth, the association of
workmen, managers, technicians and directors is not an association recognized
The association which the law does recognize -
the association of shareholders,
creditors and directors - is incapable of producing and distributing and is
not expected to perform these functions.
We have to give law to the
real association and withdraw meaningless privilege from the imaginary one." -
Lord Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy, Baron Percy of Newcastle
"Since corporations are "immortal," and since they
are forged solely to amass wealth, they become the institutionalization of
dissatisfaction, the economic manifestation of the Buddhist notion of "hungry
ghosts," spirits who roam the earth, always eating, never sated." - Derrick
traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness,
lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others. People that fall into this
category include: serial killers and politicians. Psychopaths are
psychologically capable of acting free of any concern for social, moral or
legal consequences with absolutely no remorse.
"Ironically, these same
traits (psychopathology) exist in men and women who are drawn to high-profile
and powerful positions in society including political officeholders. While many
political leaders will deny the assessment regarding their similarities with
serial killers and other career criminals, it is part of a psychopathic profile
that may be used in assessing the behaviors of many officials and lawmakers at
all levels of government." - Jim Kouri, vice president of the National
Association of Chiefs of Police
self-interest paramount a
corporation acts exactly like a
corporation is like a human psychopath in that:
Corporations are irresponsible - to satisfy the
corporate goal, everything is 'at risk'.
Corporations are manipulative - they manipulate
everything, including public opinion.
delusions of grandeur - "we're
number one", "we're the best."
lack empathy and exhibit
antisocial tendencies - no concern for victims.
Corporations relate superficially - their goal is a
public face that is appealing to the public.
Corporations refuse to accept responsibility and are
unable to feel remorse.
designed to exploit nature, small business and people for profit.
cost of negotiated settlements and adjudicated civil suits as well as
fines for illegal activities are just another cost of
When breaking the law or failing to warn of a potential
danger is likely to cost less than complying with the law or warning potential
users of defects a corporation is required, by law, to do what is best for its
shareholders whether it is breaking the law or failing to warn of; lead in
toys, pharmaceutical side effects,
endocrine disruption by industrial
chemicals, the harmful effects of chemically engineered tobacco,
thyroid disruption by fire
retardants, etcetera ... In most cases the fines and
the civil penalties and settlements paid by the corporation are trivial
compared to the profits generated.
People are notorious for their
ability to use charm as
a mask to hide their dangerously self-obsessed personalities . For
corporations social responsibile acts are simply public relations ploys.
Corporations can present themselves as compassionate socially responsible
citizens when, in fact, they lack the ability to care about anything as
compassion requires an
empathtic emotional response which is impossible for a legal
"Can we really expect
our elected representatives to
control the same corporations whose campaign contributions got them elected?
Until the Supreme Court overturns
our elected representatives will
be voting for the good of corporations, not for the good of people." - Gordon
"Business enterprise is a creature of a society,
and society can put any business out of existence overnight. Enterprise exists
on sufferance and exists only as long as society believes that it does a
necessary, useful, and productive job." - Peter F. Drucker
"Like everything else the bottom line is all that
matters now, whether it is in healthcare, journalism, sports or anything else.
I do remember the time when corporations at least tried to give the appearance
of being socially responsible. It seems we have lost that." - Bob
"When the balance sheet of a corporation does not
capture the true The logic of externalization applies to any and all
costs and risks of its business activities you end up with
their gains and socializing their losses." - Nandan
Profits accrue to
those who most successfully externalize their costs.
looking to extract resources must first con-vince land guardians that the vital
resource management that the corporation aims to provide will create a enhanced
cost-benefit ratio that the land guardians could not enjoy without corporate
intervention. Corporate owners know that the eternal formula for business
success is to make someone else pay as much of the costs as possible to
Do the printers of unwanted junk mail have to pay the
costs of disposing it in landfills?
Do the makers of pesticides have to
pay the costs of cleaning the groundwater they contaminate?
frackers have to pay the costs of cleaning the aquifers they contaminate?
Do the makers and users of nitrogen
fertilizer have to pay the costs of eutrophication?
junk be so cheap if they incorporated the medical costs of
toxic petroleum byproducts?
corporation tends to be more profitable to the extent it can make other people
pay the bills for its impact on society. The corporation is an
externalizing machine, in the same way that a shark is a killing
machine. There isn't any question of malevolence or of will; the corporation
has within it, and the shark has within it, those characteristics that enable
it to do that for which it was designed. As a result the corporation is
potentially very, very damaging to society." - Robert Monks
Center for Responsive Politics found that lawmakers have as much as $196
million invested in corporations doing business
with the DoD. Many corporations are not recognized as defense contractors
and yet a substantial amount of their business comes from supplying the
military. Pepsico was paid $286 million; IBM
was paid $291 million; Tyson was paid $335 million;
was paid $344 million; Procter & Gamble was
paid $362 million; Kraft was paid $500
million; Dell was paid $636 million;
FedEx was paid $1.3 billion and
Exxon was paid $1.2 billion. Also on the
payroll of the Pentagon was
Disney, Apple, Oakley, Nestle, Heinz and
"In the early 1990s, some
three quarters of the federal government's research money was consumed by the
of America's scientists and engineers were employed by military-related
The needs of the
Pentagon skew entire
They cause communities to
arise out of nowhere, and as suddenly to collapse.
argue endlessly, and inconclusively, about the impact of military spending on
the American economy as a whole.
The effect of military spending on
government budgets is plain enough: investments of one kind diminish
investments of another." - Cullen Murphy
"In reality, whether we like
it or not, whether we care or not, we're all participating . When we buy Crest
toothpaste, Oscar Mayer hotdogs or a Playstation the fact is we are supporting
an increasingly militarized civilian
economy." - Nick Turse
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