"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 is 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
Psychopaths exhibit 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
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 political officeholders drawn to
high-profile and powerful positions in society.
political leaders will deny the assessment regarding their
similarities with serial
killers, 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, National
Association of Chiefs of Police
self-interest paramount a
corporation acts exactly like a psychopath.
A corporation is like a
human psychopath in that:
irresponsible - everything is 'at risk' to satisfy goals.
they manipulate public opinion.
delusions of grandeur - "we're number one".
empathy and exhibit
relate superficially -
all that matters are
are unable to
accept responsibility as they cannot feel
Corporations are designed to exploit nature for profit.
The cost of negotiated settlements and adjudicated civil suits as well
as fines for illegal activities is just another cost of
When purposely 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
disruption by polymer solvents;
thyroid disruption by fire
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 .
corporations social responsibile acts are simply public relations
Corporations can market themselves as compassionate socially
responsible citizens but 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." -
"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.
A corporation looking to extract resources must first
con-vince land guardians that the vital resource management that the
corporation aims to provide will create
an enhanced cost-benefit
ratio that the land guardians could not enjoy without corporate
Corporate owners know that the eternal formula for
business success is to make someone else pay as much of the costs as possible
to maximize profits.
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?
the 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
"A 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
The 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;
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 Hershey.
"In the early 1990s, some ¾ of the federal
government's research money was consumed by the Pentagon.
America's scientists and engineers were employed by military-related companies.
The needs of the Pentagon skew entire industries.
They cause communities to arise out of nowhere,
and as suddenly to collapse.
Economists 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." -
"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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