|"The manufacturer would
monetize that data by selling
And we were supposed to pay for the privilege.
wondered what the point was of my getting
so worked up over government
surveillance 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
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
When ends are subordinated to means was clearly demonstrated by
Hitler and Stalin." - Aldous Huxley
Court decisions absolving corporations of
responsibility for their
wrongful or negligent conduct is
bad for consumers.
Its impossible for people
injured by corporations to be compensated.
Corporations need not consider the public
interest or the niceties of the
law in the relentless
pursuit of profit and everyone is a potential
The entire society is plunged
into conditions leading to tragedy.
Corporations were created to
convert resources and
law was invented to limit liability and maximize profit.
managers often arrange to give
themselves enormous salaries.
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
1928 John Merrill, founder of
Merrill Lynch, exits
the stock market, as do insiders at
John Foster Dulles
presides over the Goldman Sachs trusts.
US corporations foot 26% of the total US tax bill.
1964 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.
Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr. theorized that the
fact of economic concentration meant that the effects of competitive-price
theory is largely
Augustus Berle, Jr., an original member of FDR "Brain Trust", advocates
corporate leadership accept full responsibility 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.
1982 Dow Jones
Industrial Average contains not a single financial
1990 US corporations now contribute
AIG, the 18th-largest
publically traded corporation on Earth, is delisted from the Dow Jones Industrial
Bank of America,
General Electric and
ExxonMobil pay no
The most important
challenge to political invention is assuring the one who produces wealth
believes that he is being fairly compensated by
the association of
shareholders, creditors and directors of centralized wealth.
officeholders drawn to high profile positions in society exhibit traits
such as superficial charm
similar to that of serial
killers and politicians.
self-interest paramount a corporation acts
exactly like a psychopath.
corporation is like a human psychopath in
Corporations are irresponsible -
everything is 'at risk' to
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.
Corporations are designed to exploit nature for profit.
The cost of negotiated settlements, adjudicated civil suits and
fines for illegal activities is just
another cost of doing business.
Purposely breaking the law or failing
to warn of a potential danger is likely to cost less than complying or warning
potential users of known defects.
Whether it is breaking the law or
failing to warn of:
1,2-dichloroethane in toys;
disruption by polymer solvents;
thyroid disruption by fire
In most cases fines, civil penalties and settlements
paid by the corporation are trivial compared to the
self-obsessed profits generated.
For corporations social
responsibile acts are simply public relations ploys.
"I have been saying for the some time now that America has only
one party - the property party.
the party of big
corporation, the party of money.
It has two right wings; one is
Democrat, the other Republican." -
"Business enterprise is a creature of a society, and
society can put any business out of existence overnight.
exists on sufferance and exists only as long as society believes that it does a
necessary, useful, and productive job." - Peter F. Drucker
the Supreme Court overturns
representatives will be voting for
the good of corporations,
not for the good of people." -
"¾ of the federal
government research money is consumed by the DoD.
American scientists and engineers are employed as military contractors.
The needs of the Pentagon skew entire industries.
to arise out of nowhere, and as suddenly to collapse.
Economists argue endlessly about the
impact of military spending.
The effect of military spending on
government budgets is plain enough: investments of one kind diminish
investments of another." - Cullen Murphy
2008 The Center for Responsive Politics found lawmakers
had as much as $196 million invested in corporations doing business with the
Many corporations are not recognized as
defense contractors and
yet a substantial amount of their business comes from supplying the military.
Pepsico is paid $286 million;
IBM is paid $291 million;
Tyson is paid $335 million;
paid $344 million; Procter &
Gamble is paid $362 million; Kraft is paid $500 million;
Dell is paid $636 million;
FedEx is paid $1.3 billion and
Exxon is paid $1.2
Also on the payroll is
Disney, Apple, Oakley, Nestle,
Heinz and Hershey.
"When we buy Crest toothpaste, Oscar Mayer hotdogs or
a Playstation we are supporting an
increasingly militarized civilian economy." - Nick Turse
The logic of externalization
applies to any and all acting parties.
Profits accrue to those
who most successfully externalize their costs.
A corporation looking
to extract resources must con-vince land guardians the corporation aims to
provide vital resource management which will create
an enhanced cost-benefit
ratio not possible without corporate intervention.
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?
Do makers of
chemicals pay clean up costs contaminated groundwater?
Do frackers have
to pay the costs of cleaning the aquifers they contaminate?
Do the makers and users of nitrogen
fertilizer pay for eutrophication?
Would plastic be cheap if medical
costs of toxic byproducts
"A corporation tends to be more profitable to the extent it
can make other people pay the bills for its impact on society.
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.
a result the corporation is potentially very, very damaging to society." -
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