WANTED: CORPORATE CONSCIENCE » Don Blankenship

It is past time to hold CEOs, boards of directors, and stockholders personally liable for their decisions and actions (or non-action). Government has been only a minion, a simply willing agent, for transferring tax dollars to corporate coffers. We are the richest nation in the history of the world and our richest (corporate) citizens behave as if divine providence, rather than selfish market decisions doom the poorest (human) citizens. However, if the corporate greed issue is connected with people’s deprivation – and we brand-name the greediest corporate kings in the United States – we can turn the tide against the self-interested, compassionless and undemocratic aspects of the corporate institution. Corporations should pay their fair share to the citizens and communities, which enable their success. That can result in real tax reform, without creating more hardships for the poor and middle class. POLITICAL MEMORABILIA


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