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And yet - there's no accountability for corporate crime. Currently it's almost impossible to prove individual culpability at board level, and corporations are rarely punished with more than a fine and a slap on the wrist.

that's supposedly what we elect governments for, but money talks too loud for reason to prevail, up to now.

those protestors in Greece are asking for this kind of serious change, when they mob banks and such.

people in poor and backwards areas have been traditionally stoked to see corporations arrive on the scene, as investment and jobs arrive to save them from penury, but later on they often regret it.

there needs to be a radical hobbling of the lobbying profession, but how?

public financing of elections is the obvious straightcut to this in the USA, but what about here in Yurp? how do we 'umble folk take on the money drowning out rational voices here at home?

forcing them to clean up after themselves is a great idea, but it can't really be effective unless we remove the dead sow from the stream in the first place.

when i enquired about buying land in Costa Rica, i was told everyone chartered a corporation for protection when doing so there.

is it a case that incorporating has a healthy payoff at micro level, like microloan banking, but once swollen beyond a certain point, the protection becomes a function of the Dark Side?

where is the line? can we write it in stone, or the modern day equivalent?

'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 08:26:19 AM EST
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