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Forum Post: Preliminary Notes for Occupying CORPORATE PROFITS

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 9, 2012, 1:19 a.m. EST by Misaki (893)
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Negotiating with the existing system has failed. Enough data has been collected, it is time to change the system for real.

READ THIS to understand the cultural barriers to getting CORPORATE CEOS to work less, and see the recent debate on work-life balance. For an example of how working less helps the economy, see this post.

'unique' people working less still promotes the idea that it is socially acceptable to do. signals or rough standards are necessary due to limited information and decision-making capabilities. sauerkraut with voyage of james cook.

too stupid to help themselves. if people won't act, nothing will be fixed. responsibility for own future. people who 'exploit' the system or 'defect' by ignoring society's problems, vs people who put off their own goals waiting for problems to be fixed; second group cannot rely on the first group to help but must reinforce each other. (can link to 'having it all'?)

standard of 'no more government spending' result of 'lack of wealth' and 'subsidizing wall street profits' ideas, both of which are wrong (exception: not lending to banks during crash would have led to higher unemployment). (US Treasury slides again?) people are directly responsible for government's inaction through voting power. political parties just scoring 'points' like being able to appoint Supreme Court justices while ignoring solutions to economic problems.

for most people, only a 'price' for stupidity if other people change their opinions of them. "not wanting higher taxes or inflation" is a valid reason to oppose government spending; "we can't afford to/too much corruption" is not.

occupy corporate profits?

example of jobs created when CEO works less.

image of male leaders associated with high profits and greed, what deters female leaders is also precisely what makes a good target for popular criticism

people who feel guilty sometimes most supportive, but cannot rely on for critical actions or violating convention

opportunity for everyone, not just a select few with connections



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[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 11 years ago

Just out of curosity, how many hours does CEO's work? I think you might have that wrong maybe you can provide some factual information.

[-] 1 points by Misaki (893) 11 years ago

On average, educated people work more hours: http://www.gallup.com/poll/122510/Self-Employed-Workers-Clock-Hours-Week.aspx

"Postgraduate" probably doesn't include as many business people or leaders but you can see the attitudes that CEOS have in these links:

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Recovering_from_information_overload_2735 (leaders tend to want to do as much as possible themselves)
http://www.theatlantic.com/debates/women-workplace/ (talks about culture of "time macho" and how some people decline promotions because they don't want to work more hours)