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Monday, October 03, 2005

 

CURB CORPORATE TYRANNY

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."
-Justice Louis Brandeis, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1916-1939.
Check out this article from "The Nation":
http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20050922/cm_thenation/20051010nader&printer=1;_ylt=AtuUrEzME16A7c91xxmVjwE__8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-
Conclusion: Subordinating Corporations to People. Ultimately, the most effective way to control corporations is to restore citizen democracy and find effective ways to reclaim the once widely accepted principle that corporations are but creatures of the state, chartered by the state under the premise that they will serve the public good, and entitled only to those revocable rights and privileges granted by citizen governments. That is, corporations are our servants, not our masters. By doing so we will be able to create a more just and sustainable economy, an economy driven by the values of humanity and community and democracy instead of the current globally omnicidal economy driven by the relentless pursuit of short-range financial profit at any cost--market and military--to innocent peoples of the world.
I agree.
Rich

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