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Re: [greenyes] FW: Corporation as Psychopath


Jenny, who else is going to reign in corporate power?
Society created corporations; it is going to have to reign them in.

And it is, indeed, going to require urgent and dedicated work by citizen activist groups.

Corporations have a "responsibility" to adhere to constraints that are set not by their own inherent rules but by rules that are established outside of themselves.

The purpose of "society" is to impose rules to protect the common good. The institution that we have created to do this is government.

We have to understand - and help others understand - that corporations were set up, as someone said earlier in this thread, to accomplish ends that were felt to be in the common good.

Then corporations turned into Frankenstein's monster.

Now we have to go back to the drawing board and get control over them again. We can't simply preach at them. We have to control them. And we have to do it the old-fashioned way: by convincing the Good Citizens of the Planet that it is necessary.

H.

At 07:17 AM 2/25/2004, Jenny Gitlitz wrote:
The assumption that it is society's responsibility to reign in corporate
power--rather than a corporation's responsibility to behave morally, is
wrong (not incorrect/wrong, but morally wrong).

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