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We might better think of corporations as still in their childhood and capable of great positive changes as they mature.

that's a very mature re-framing. it de-polarises the debate.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 21st, 2010 at 03:03:58 PM EST
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The problem lies beneath this reframing. Corporations aren't humans, and work differently than human single or group/social brains.

It is, possible however, to displace profit as the ONLY legal motivator, possibly by hobbling pure-profit corporations.

As for corporate lobbies, bring back bribery laws.

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Fri May 21st, 2010 at 06:13:24 PM EST
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As it stands now it's institutionalized sociopathy.

Any corporation can fit this profile without having any individual sociopaths within the organization, although almost everyone in a leadership role will have to engage in sociopathic behavior.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri May 21st, 2010 at 07:21:43 PM EST
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