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Forum Post: Isn't the business of business to remain standing/survival while doing business better than anyone else?

Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 3, 2014, 10:33 p.m. EST by IndigoRed (87)
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the business of business is to prove that some people can do things better than others without having their hands held, that there is this idea that there is no limit to what we can achieve. If people want safeguarded work they may go into government employment which does not have an added motivation of generating funds in order for the business to survive. Even Microsoft has to lay off thousands of employees in order to remain in its lofty position of top company in the world.

Personally I believe in the Zen teaching that compassion is a stronger force for action than the other motivations, but are there any paradigm shifts of business or maybe paradigm shifts of reality that would make this view obsolete? I believe that our minds create our reality because at the base of everything are ideas such as the idea of a nation, idea of trust in money and banks, idea that people are worth doing things for more than possessions. Please educate me Occupy, thank you.

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[-] 2 points by elf3 (3938) 3 years ago

Is the business of business to change the laws of a nation and subserviate and regulate the populous? Originally capitalism was based on providing products and jobs while also earning a profit...it was a trade off. When there us no separation between corporations and government and no anti monopoly laws or capability to revoke charters if they become to powerful...it is now not business it is forced reliance. What is to stop these giant conglomerates or foreign nations for that matter from buying all of our resources then offering them up for ransom? You have control and oppression. This is not democracy. The Federal bank is also highly dangerous to our freedom because it isn't actually a federal bank ...it is a private company that exists merely to siphon off the citizenry. Companies aren't participating in democracy...they are predating off of us. Democracy was designed to keep some in society from controlling the rest ...we didn't want a system of kings or queens or aristocracy..or a minority controlling the majority....we wanted to function together...to enable a society were everyone could partake in the spoils...not one where corporations tie the rest of our hands via their power and wealth...pay off our government to make laws that only benefit them...and use the citizenry as their personal service/ forced consumer sector.

[-] 2 points by ShadzSixtySix (1936) 3 years ago

http://strikefastfood.org/ & http://15now.org/ !!!

Solidarity with all US Fast Food Workers !!

Your education starts here 'Indigo Red' !

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 3 points by elf3 (3938) 3 years ago

I go further than you on this shadz ...abolish chains and franchises altogether...no more monopolies...no more mass produced jobs.

[-] 2 points by ShadzSixtySix (1936) 3 years ago

You do go further ! And I concur with you !! So let a thousand flowers bloom !!!

To achieve that anti-cartel scenario The 99% must reclaim their Government !!

per ardua ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by IndigoRed (87) 3 years ago

I don't purchase fast food often so I cannot relate, I'm sorry. The only times I buy a burger are those Tony Stark-returned from being held in a desolate desert for months-moments.

[-] 2 points by ShadzSixtySix (1936) 3 years ago

Given your support for Corporations, I'm surprised that ''burgers'' aren't ALL you ever eat, lol !!!

verum ex absurdo ...

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

Even Microsoft has to lay off thousands of employees in order to remain in its lofty position of top company in the world.

so they say

"has to" = copout . I don't believe US computer parts would have gone out of business if they kept their employees

free choice is a thing

[-] 1 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 3 years ago

Layoffs=rise in value of stock.Always.

[-] 1 points by IndigoRed (87) 3 years ago

Their CFO Amy Hood must have thought otherwise but I agree, I'm sure they could have endured the extra hands without their business deflating. And Microsoft is still a software company with extra add ons of their phone and the xbox series