All that is wrong with the world…

February 1, 2012

Corporations exist only to make money is not an excuse for their behavior.

Filed under: Issues...the world...etc.. — Tags: , , , — allthatiswrong @ 3:19 pm

I’m really sick and tired of hearing the reason given that corporations exist only to make money. That it is to be expected that they will screw over as many people in their way to further their goals of constantly increasing their profit. That this should be expected as it is the nature of the beast and the problem lies with governments that are not regulating them sufficiently.

This is a cop out. Corporations are run by humans. Humans make up the board of directors, humans are the stockholders. Humans have a say in everything a corporation does. When a corporation is being “evil” it isn’t because corporations tend to lean that way, it’s because they can get away with it. People continue to support such corporations instead of standing up and saying hey, that’s wrong, I’m going to take my money elsewhere.

An example of an corporation I have come to respect is SouthWest. I might be a sap, but I get the impression whoever is making the decisions actually cares about customers. Could it be a ploy to gain more customers? Perhaps. Although given that they would make more profit simply by charging change fees and for checking in bags I doubt it. If one airline can sacrifice profit for the sake of improving the customer experience there’s no reason others can’t. Whenever a corporation makes a decision that screws people over, keep in mind, people made that decision.

2 Comments »

  1. Here in the US corporations are worshipped as “god”. The way i see it, these are ARTIFICIAL ENTITIES much like vampires, who suck the lifeblood out of living flesh and blood, and form a NEW ARISTOCRACY, they have rights and privileges under law that we living flesh and blood folks do not.
    Here in the US 60% of the fortune 500 pay NO TAXES, and yet they are the heaviest users of the infrastructure and the system. They also have Immortality. Here in the US the supreme court ruled that MONEY= FREE SPEECH, so now the corporations have more rights to free speech than we do. (the emperor is naked because the supreme court has just revealed that America is in fact PLUTOCRACY)

    You hear religious folks whine a lot about the deteriorating societal standards and blame everything else except the actual culprit (whom they are in bed with) THE CORPORATIONS.These have turned America from a semi free country ruled in the beginning (if you understand our constitution properly) by the wealthy (who had a face and you could kill), into a human farm of behaviorally modified free range serfs competing for the right to live by getting their life force sucked bone dry by SOUL-LESS ENTITIES called corporations that the wealthy hide behind….Until people stop being obedient little worker bees who don’t know what to do with themselves when they aren’t on the job, the human race will continue to devolve.

    Comment by eRIKA — October 28, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    • I don’t think most of that is true. I agree Corporations get away with too much in the US, but then the country is against government regulation, so what do you expect?

      Comment by allthatiswrong — January 11, 2014 @ 9:01 pm


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