manufacturer, in turn, would monetize that data by selling it. And we were
supposed to pay for the privilege. I wondered what the point was of my getting
so worked up over government surveiilance if my friends, neighbors, and fellow
citizens were more than happy to invite corporate surveillance into their
homes, allowing themselves to be tracked while browsing in their pantries as
efficiently as if they were browsing the web. It would still be another half
decade before the robotics revolution, before "virtual assistants" like Amazon
Echo and Google Home were welcomed into the bedroom and placed proudly on
nightstands to record and transmit all activity within range, to log all habits
and preferences (not to mention fetishes and kinks), which would then be
developed into advertising algorithms and converted into cash. The data we
generate just by living - or just by letting ourselves be surveilled while
living - would enrich private enterprise and impoverish our private existence
in equal measure. If government surveillance was having the effect of turning
the citizen into a subject, at the mercy of state power, then corporate
surveillance was turning the consumer into a product, which corporations sold
to other corporations, data brokers, and advertisers." - Edward
"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
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.
2009 Bank of
America, General Electric
and ExxonMobil pay no US
the most important
challenge to political invention ever offered to the jurist or the
The human association which in fact produces and distributes
wealth, the association of workmen, managers, technicians and directors is not
an association recognized by law.
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
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
"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
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 remorse.
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
"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
Supreme Court overturns
will be voting for the good of
corporations, not for the good of
people." - Gordon Vanderslice
1896 General Electric is one
of the original 12 companies listed on the newly formed Dow Jones Industrial
Federal Reserve bails out the
Bank of England by
increasing the money supply through cheap loans.
1928 John Merrill, founder of Merrill Lynch, exits the stock
market, as do insiders at Lehman Brothers.
John Foster Dulles presides
over the Goldman Sachs trusts.
1982 Dow Jones Industrial Average
contains not a single financial corporation.
the 18th-largest publically traded corporation on Earth, is delisted from the
Dow Jones Industrial
"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
Also on the payroll of the
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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