WestSideYuppie wrote:Yes, if "leftists" includes everybody to the left of Stupid.
the leftist condescension continues....
Corporations are a liberal institution,
Liberal in the sense of 250 years ago or liberal in the more modern, leftist sense that started in the 1960s?
in the sense that they involve the grant of an entitlement (liability limitation) in return for the expectation that they will produce a social benefit (greater prosperity).
So you are in favor of not holding people/partnerships/corporations liable for pollution if they create the social benefit of taxes paid and jobs? Or defective products?
We can protect them from liability of the corporation if they provide, as you say, "greater prosperity", no?
Or did you mistype what you just typed?
This deal -- accepting regulation in return for an entitlement -- could be seen as a basic social contract.
You are quite the vague, conceptual person. No problem with that, but I'll keep translating your vagaries into every day english.
So then all the leftists/socialists frothing and stomping about the evil deeds of corporations basically are all full of feces? Aren't they just upholding their end of the social contract you mentioned?
If they stay w/in all the regulations and pay all their taxes according to law, why all the hand wringing from you lefties?
Far from banning corporations,
I don't recall anyone on this thread talking about banning corporations. I think you really should either get out of madison/dane county or find some non leftist people to actually have discussions with. Publicly traded corporations are the ONLY way the non "rich" can afford to actually own a part of a business.
All your BS about "social contracts" and other babblings are little more than coffee house chatter. THE reason for a corporation is to raise money for a business--and by doing so, let others that don't have a lot of money, actually have ownership in a business.
In my view, a person could engage in corporate activity while also engaging in public debate over the appropriate activities and regulation of corporations, with no inconsistency or hypocrisy.
I think I can safely translate that into, "I'll buy into being a corporation, but these are the things I think that should entail, thus all the other corporations should do the same".
Why don't you just do your own work, live your own life and let others do theirs how they see fit? THAT'S
the difference between you leftists and conservatives......we don't want to run other people's lives, businesses, etc.
So I guess our social contract would be, "Leave us alone".