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Large corporations are people, since they’re owned by shareholders who appoint a board of directors. Such entities are superior to small business in their limited liability, greater ability to obtain capital, lobby and shape government policy. I'm awed by how they harness production forces, satisfy consumers, and create wealth. I'm optimistic that corporate management will move beyond seeking short-term profits for shareholders and steadily become more sensitive to the needs of all their stake-holders —including workers, community at large, the environment, etc.
believe in reining in corporate power and concentrating economic controls
/ planning in the hands of a highly centralized government (statism).
I prefer government that: 1) takes responsibility to ensure that everyone
is looked out for by providing extensive social services, and
2) assures environmental quality, work-place safety / societal stability
through appropriate regulations. (Note: While social welfare states
heavily tax private property, they don’t challenge its sanctity as
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from Coming of Age in the Global Village, by Stephen P. Cook, with Donella H. Meadows.