A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient
capital to form a corporation.
Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening?
Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder.
We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over
a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't
even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But
instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when
the politicians say, "Stay the Course."
CEOs of large corporations earn 400 times what their workers make. That
is not what America is supposed to be about.
Corporate corruption gives al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and other Muslim
radicals second thoughts about messing with the United States. If we'll
screw our own grandmothers in the stock market, God knows what we'll do
Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit
without individual responsibility.
Corporations are neither physical nor metaphysical phenomena. They are
socioeconomic ploys- legally enacted game-playing- agreed upon only
between overwhelmingly powerful socioeconomic individuals and by them
imposed upon human society and its all unwitting members.
Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated,
for they have no souls.
-Sir Edward Coke
Every president needs to deal with the permanent government of the
country, and the permanent government of the country is Wall Street
oligarchs and corporate plutocrats and the questions becomes what is the
relationship between that president and Wall Street.
I have a problem with the concept of a virtual corporation, because it
might lead to virtual profits. I prefer the concrete corporation leading
to concrete profits.
I know the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people, but what I
didn't realize is that those people are assholes.
I may be just an empty flesh terminal relying on technology for all my
ideas, memories and relationships, but I am confident that all of that,
everything that makes me a unique human being, is still out there,
somewhere, safe in the theoretical storage space owned by giant
I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes
If figures of speech based on sport and fornication were suddenly
banned, American corporate communication would be reduced to pure
In the corporate world, sometimes things aren't exactly black and white
when it comes to accounting practices.
-George W. Bush
It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something
now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their
reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
Large corporations welcome innovation and individualism in the same way
the dinosaurs welcomed large meteors.
Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that
corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only
because they cannot actually masturbate.
Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court
and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Nothing significant ever happened in corporate America before 11 am.
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders
of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to
eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity- much less dissent.
The difference between corporations and governments is governments have
a monopoly on force. It's a lot easier to vote with your feet or your
wallet than it is to change a government with your vote.
The human being who would not harm you on an individual, face-to-face
basis, who is charitable, civic-minded, loving and devout, will wound or
kill you from behind the corporate veil.
The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer
decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions:
kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party
dictatorships, or modern corporations.
This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people no
longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for
-Rutherford B. Hayes
When the modern corporation acquires power over markets, power in the
community, power over the state and power over belief, it is a political
instrument, different in degree but not in kind from the state itself.
-John Kenneth Galbraith
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