"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 Revisited
"The recent spate of
Supreme Court decisions absolving
corporations of responsibility 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,
Electric and ExxonMobil
pay no US federal taxes.
"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
"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
With self-interest paramount a corporation
acts exactly like a psychopath.
corporation is like a human psychopath in that:
irresponsible - to satisfy the corporate goal, everything is 'at risk'.
are manipulative -
they manipulate everything, including
delusions of grandeur - "we're number one", "we're the
empathy and exhibit antisocial
tendencies - no concern for victims.
Corporations relate superficially - their goal is
a public face that is appealing to the public.
refuse to accept
responsibility and are unable to feel remorse.
Corporations is designed to
exploit nature, small
business and people for
The cost of negotiated settlements and adjudicated civil
suits as well as fines for illegal activities are just
another cost of doing business.
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; Goodrich 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
Apple, Oakley, Nestle, Heinz
early 1990s, some three quarters of the federal government's research money was
consumed by the Pentagon.
Half of America's scientists and engineers
were employed by military-related companies.
The needs of the Pentagon
skew entire industries.
communities to arise out of nowhere, and as suddenly to collapse.
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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