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  •  I don't think they're like hockey teams, (4+ / 0-)

    really. They're more like some sort of paranormal creature. They are potentially immortal. Their consciousness is distributed widely, among various henchmen and minion creatures. Their physical body can be massive, can exist in many places at one time; and they can exist without a physical body, as well. Many of them driven by an insatiable hunger for growth (which is legally-required, isn't it? They must seek profit for share-holders). The biggest ones exist outside the laws of any single nation ...

    They're not necessarily evil, but they're definitely superhuman.

    I love your ideas. Any ideas how to get from here to there?

    "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

    by GussieFN on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:15:04 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, agreed, that is because the corporate (6+ / 0-)

      charter REQUIRES that their first consideration must be PROFIT left their stockholders can sue them.

      And then of course this fact then attracts sociopaths.

      But I've had my own business and there is nothing wrong with having a business. Yet we MUST have a system that doesn't let the MOST RUTHLESS always win.  The system is so horrendous now that the Walmarts -- who do not pay a living wage -- are the ones who win the consumers.

      We CAN change the laws to reduce the "moral jeopardy" inherent in putting profits above people.

      Separation of Church and State AND Corporation

      by Einsteinia on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:21:01 AM PDT

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      •  We can change this! (4+ / 0-)
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        Einsteinia, mystique mist, elwior, mkor7

        Imagine
        1. Workers have complete free speech rights and free assembly rights IN THE WORKPLACE not via the NLRA and enforced by the NLRB but enforced nontheless. Employers cannot fire people unless they have been shown to fail at their jobs and they have had documented warnings or the position is being eliminated. (You would see union rates skyrocket!)
        2. We create a new financial structure that funnels money from pensions and 401Ks to companies that have multiple stakeholders represented on their boards of directors.
        3. We dump our Common Law system and adopt a civil law system

        Why not dream?

        •  We can make the rules that suit us! (1+ / 0-)
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          I thought that was the point of a democracy.

          Speaking of which, why is it legal to state job criteria of 2-6 years of experience?

          What about 10 years of experience?

          Isn't this ageism?

          Separation of Church and State AND Corporation

          by Einsteinia on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 03:42:27 PM PDT

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          •  Good thought -lets dream (2+ / 0-)
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            As to ageism...

            There are so many applicants for each job that employers make up arbitrary criteria just to be able to eliminate some. Older more experienced workers might challenge authority and not jump to every command. Better to take someone with minimal qualifications.

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