INTERESTING: Corporations are just people in disguise

Aug 11, 8:50 PM EDT
Romney: ‘Corporations are people, my friend’
By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, clearly irritated by a handful of hecklers amid supporters at the Iowa State Fair, insisted Thursday that “corporations are people,” a comment Democrats gleefully predicted would be a defining moment of his campaign.

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I’ve tried to convince folks that the correct rate of corporate tax is zero.

(I think I could make a case for a 1% tax on gross receipts so the Gooferment could collect some un-fudge-able statistics. And, since “corporations” are a creation of the Gooferment, then any Gooferment intervention is just a fee fro their existence.)

Just last night, I was in a heated discussion about Exon Mobil. Taxes paid by them is merely wealth redirected from real people via pension funds to the Gooferment.


There is some validity to the argument that executive compensation is out of control. And corporations engaging in crony capitalism are bribing politicians and bureaucrats to insulate them from competition and secure “franchises”.

Socialists always want to control everything. This is no different. Hitler, Stalin, Mai. They all need control.

We have to be clear in our paradigms and memes.

Corporations are merely a useful fiction for a bunch of people.


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At the basis of our competitive analysis is the application of a tool called STEEP Analysis. Used by futurists, this mnemonic device reminds us to consider a wide variety of trends outside of our own industry, specifically:

Social trends: aging populations, urbanization, mixed families, increased prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, and kidney failure

Technology trends: increased distribution of GPS, IPv6 networking, decreasing price and increase application of robotics in the home, genomic medicine, electric automobiles, nanotechnology

Economic trends: Real estate occupancy rates, unemployment rates, sovereign debt, household debt, corporate debt, government intervention in markets, corporate merger and acquisition activity, energy factors, raw material availability

Ecological trends: Water availability, biodiversity, soil health, wetlands integrity, climate change

Political trends: Legislation, regulation, political parties, authoritarianism versus liberal democracy

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