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  •  I've always said (1+ / 0-)
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    that the bigger a company gets, the more sociopathic it becomes.

    That's not true in all cases.  Many, though.

    The CEO and Board sit in their corner suites checking on their stock options and don't have to spend one minute out of their day looking at their assembly workers, their clerks, their meat processors.  They don't have to listen to one word about their families, how their kids are growing up, the struggles that they're running into, etc.

    That lack of contact with anyone but their millionaire peers makes it that much easier just to slash employment and wages.  Smaller businesses can be more humane because they have to look their employees in the eye every single day.

    Mitt Romney was apparently joking when he said "I like being able to fire people," but it wasn't very funny.  Everyone I've ever talked to who had to terminate someone's employment describes it as the most awful, painful responsibility that bosses have.  It causes them to lose sleep and feel miserable in general, all because they know exactly what that employee stands to lose.  They have to look them in the eye with full knowledge of the pain they are about to inflict.

    Mitt, in his corner suite at Bain, was able to avoid that kind of pain.

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