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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:03 PM

ADDENDUM - Corporo-Business Mindset - Next Gen CEO's To Be More Ruthless Than Present CEO's

In late February 2011 45 international CEO's met in Denver for a symposium. George Bush spoke at that convention. The theme of the symposium was "Faster, Cheaper More Profitable Business". The Denver Post had a small article about this meeting.

What was so notable about this meeting was that Bush was the main speaker and that it was INTERNATIONAL. It was also a forum meant to train a new CEO class that will be more ruthless and cost cutting the the present generation. And the meeting was about ending unions and labor law on an international scale.

Unless you have been in the labor arena like I was for 24 years, as a worker it is hard to understand or see what is going on for two reasons. One is the MSM is hiding what is going on. Secondly, workers here and across the world are being lied to about the true consequences of globalization.

Everything planned is about eliminating employment and employment rights and creating an environment of economic supremacy here and abroad. Our own billionaires are also in on the deal and are primarily the sponsors of this hidden economic agenda. The core of all these international trade agreements is to have weak or nonexistent labor protections.

Look at the situation in the labor market like the game of musical chairs. The CEO and international corporate class are about removing jobs and making the rest starvation employment. Jobs are like removing the chairs leaving more and more desperate workers pursuing those same chairs.

The "austerity game" is all about creating desperation. Think of yourself like the passengers on that cruise ship desperate to get off. The GOP is complicit in this game and "do nothing" to create so much desperation that we will elect them as they claim the Democrats are ineffective.

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Reply ADDENDUM - Corporo-Business Mindset - Next Gen CEO's To Be More Ruthless Than Present CEO's (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis Feb 2013 OP
Enrique Feb 2013 #1
TheMastersNemesis Feb 2013 #2
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 #3
LongTomH Feb 2013 #4
TheMastersNemesis Feb 2013 #5

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. the Trans Pacific Partnership made it into the State of the Union

which imo is intended to rid corporations of that pesky nuisance known as "democracy".

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/14571/will_president_obama_push_an_offshoring_agenda_in_sotu/

We should remember that today’s world presents not only dangers, but opportunities. To boost American exports, support American jobs, and level the playing field in the growing markets of Asia, we intend to complete negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:14 PM

2. Does Not Surprise Me And That Is Truly Tragic

Such support then belies all the other rhetoric. TPP gives up our sovereignty.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:16 PM

3. Not if we can raise them right...with a heart for their fellowman and women. nt

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:18 PM

4. Some comments from "The Father of Capitalism"

"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."
-- Adam Smith, Wealth Of Nations

More from Smith:

"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind."

"The rate of profit... is naturally low in rich and high in poor countries, and it is always highest in the countries which are going fastest to ruin."

"The liberal reward of labor, therefore, as it is the necessary effect, so it is the natural symptom of increasing national wealth. The scanty maintenance of the laboring poor, on the other hand, is the natural symptom that things are at a stand, and their starving condition that they going backwards fast."

Thom Hartmann pointed out that Adam Smith called himself "a moral philosopher." The term 'capitalism' came later. The laissez-faire cannibal capitalism of the 19th Century came much later.

That 19th Century Laissez-faire, trickle-down economics was of course, repackaged as Reaganomics, then as Bushonomics (with added rapacity), and now as 'Marcoeconomics' (Play on the term 'Macroeconomics').

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

5. Certainly True What You Said. Obama Looks Like Another Clinton To Me.

I personally saw how bad NAFTA was when I was at DOL after Clinton helped pass a GOP negotiated trade agreement. So all the rhetoric is meaningless to me if Obama supports it. You cannot call for a higher minimum wage while negotiating an agreement that guarantees wage parity for US workers with places like China and India. It is either one or the other.

The fact that TPP was mentioned while labor was ignored sends alarm bells all over the place.

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