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  •  I have to agree (4.00)
    And isn't one of the most vile, dirty, low-down things the Republicans have done is...well, this? While some of the blame for non-reporting must go to the non-reporters, any business is going to look at the bottom line in the end.

    How do we make Democracy good for business?

    Tolerating others is the price we pay for being tolerated ourselves. Dan Savage

    by peterpeter on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 06:00:38 PM PDT

    •  Follow the Money!! (4.00)
      As noted; profit is the key to all. We as a society have become so attached to the material world that we might never turn back. The plasma TV, iPod generation has taken over, and has permeated all facets of our society. As long as we can get our goodies, we really don't care what the media is feeding us. Sad!!
    •  Wrong Question (4.00)
      "How do we make Democracy good for business?"

      The right question would be, "How do we make business good for Democracy?"  Regulation, that's how.

      Debunk the entire deregulation mindset, highlight the corruption that increases as regulation decreases.  What we have now is giving capitalism a really, really bad name.  And if it doesn't stop, capitalism will cease to be the "economic model" for the modern world.

      That tack should give pause to s few honest, capitalists - if there are any left.

      •  It is the long run (none)
        in the short run policies that ruin the environment might make profits soar.

        in the short run low salaries and lack of benifits make profits soar.

        but in the long run they will destroy the customer base and the land that we live in.

        We must teach business to have a longer view.

        SOCIAL SECURITY: Invented by Democrats yesterday, Protected by Democrats today

        by mollyd on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 08:57:59 PM PDT

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        •  Correct (none)
          Most specifically, we need to teach financial analysts to consider social costs as accruing to the corporations. This is a very hard row to hoe, but it needs to be done. Corporatate management's goal is NOT higher profits - it's a higher market valuation. The strategies to get it (currently) are higher profits and higher profit margins. (No one measures eyeballs since the dotcom bust.) If the analyst valuations included social costs, then you'd see a surprising amount of change in corporate direction.

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