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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:24 AM

3 Corporate Myths that Threaten the Wealth of the Nation

http://www.alternet.org/economy/154873/3_corporate_myths_that_threaten_the_wealth_of_the_nation/

The wealth of the American nation depends on the productive power of our major business corporations. In 2008 there were 981 companies in the United States with 10,000 or more employees. Although they were less than two percent of all U.S. firms, they employed 27 percent of the labor force and accounted for 31 percent of all payrolls. Literally millions of smaller businesses depend, directly or indirectly, on the productivity of these big businesses and the disposable incomes of their employees.

When the executives who control big-business investment decisions place a high priority on innovation and job creation, then we all have a chance for a prosperous tomorrow. Unfortunately, over the past few decades, the top executives of our major corporations have turned the productive power of the people into massive and concentrated financial wealth for themselves. Indeed the very emergence of “the 1%” is largely the result of this usurpation of corporate power. And executives’ use of this power to benefit themselves often undermines investment in innovation and job creation.

These corporations do not belong to them. They belong to us. We need to confront some powerful myths of corporate governance as part of a movement to make corporations work for the 99%. To start, we have to recognize these corporations for what they are not.

• They are not “private enterprise.”

• They should not be run to “maximize shareholder value.”

• The mega-millions in remuneration paid to top corporate executives are not determined by the “market forces” of supply and demand.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these myths.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:38 AM

1. ' Royal Scam '

They are an exclusive club , They ingratiate Themselves with Our govenment officials to usurp athority,And Their only objective is to be at the the top of the funnel of Trust ,greed and fear.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:19 AM

2. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

I highly recommend this book. It is written by a Korean who teaches in the US.

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:04 AM

3. They are not too "big" to fail

They have long ago failed.

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