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Forum Post: Occupiers' own corporation

Posted 8 years ago on May 12, 2012, 10:59 a.m. EST by glhformula9 (0)
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The Occupy movement could pool its own resources and create a corporation that eats other corporations and makes them conform to its standards of business. It would be cross-cultural and cross-national.



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[-] 1 points by Calsium (6) 8 years ago

First off don't try to stereotype people in this movement and second regular people start businesses every day. For the time being we can all watch where we spent our money. There are good companies out there and a bunch of certifications for fair wage, fair trade etc. I'm positive that many business owners are a part of or agree with the ows movement.

I ran into this yesterday and I'm still doing research on it. http://www.bcorporation.net/

[-] 1 points by friendlyopposition (574) 8 years ago

I've been saying this for a while now. People who are calling for the take over of factories or industries should do just what you suggested. If successful, you will accomplish a number of things - #1 have control over your workplace, #2 reap the benefits of a successful business, #3 prove to the US that worker managed companies are better than those owned by individuals. You should be able to set the example for other people, expand into new factories, and be able to change how our economy works.

Good luck to you!

[-] 1 points by 1sealyon (434) 8 years ago

OWS is a corporation. It was officially formed almost one year ago.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 8 years ago

How are a bunch of anti-corporate protesters supposed to build a corporation that's more successful than the corporations built by people who are really into building corporations?

[-] 1 points by lancealotlink (147) 8 years ago

This is really an idea whose time has come. We fight fight fire with fire.Corporations can borrow money corporation can sell stock options .Corporations.Corporation can sue media outlets for who libel our movement with there lies. We just need someone to start this a first ever corporation formed over the internet.

[-] -1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 8 years ago

Lots of corporations are formed very day over he Internet.


How are a bunch of anti-entrepreneurial protesters going to create a company that is so much more successful than companies formed by career entrepreneurs that they end up winning and buying other companies? You're competing against people who have spent their entire lives in business, running companies. The idea is ludicrous.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 8 years ago

People thought that Gandhi was insane also. Or that MLK would never change anything.

You never know until you try.