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  • They inevitably become monopolies

    Corporations are an example of a good idea taken much too far. Capitalism, in and of itself, is not so bad, however when businesses become too large they begin to choke out all the competition, which leaves only a handful of people in charge of an entire industry. THAT is a LOT of power, and nobody elected these people to have that much power. I see a lot of people on the "No" side that keep saying that we need corporations to provide us with the good we've come to expect. We DO need businesses, but that does not mean that those businesses MUST expand to the size of a multinational corporation. I personally prefer many smaller businesses (which gives the little guy an opportunity to break in to a market) competing with each other than just three or four huge corporations with a stranglehold on the market. That is where "too big to fail" came from, and too big to fail is too big to exist.

  • Ruthless Amoral Murderers

    They bribe, steal, torture and hurt innocence. They have no humanity or soul. They are artificial entities founded around Corporate Fascism. They stripe life and give back only ruin and death aside from the few at the top.

    They embody the concept of privatizing gains and socializing losses. They gamed the system and corrupt governments. They have record profits and use their puppets to squeeze out competition. They hoard and concentrate wealth into fewer and fewer hands without oversight or regulation.

    They are traitors, thieves, and villians.

    They deserve to have their charters revoked if any seek to grow beyond regional in size.

    Corporations that are large deserve to die...Painfully and all their assets must be stripped away to heal the damage they have brought to the world and humanity collectively and individually.

    I hope they overstep their bounds and die!

  • Yes, they ruin our lives

    Corporations are the most hellish beings on earth. They have successfully bought the government, lobby the government to restrict personal freedoms, will invade other countries through the use of the government for a resource, exploit labor both adult and child, put massive amounts of chemicals in our food, and last but not least find a way to scam the everyday common man or woman out of his/her money. How are these "things" good?!

  • Those who say no, honestly ask yourself: Has your opinion been bought?

    The only goal of every corporation is to make money. This is obvious. The real problem is that they have become so good at it that they are shifting the balance of wealth so much as to cause economic instability. Billions is spent to shift the opinions of the public and government law makers so that corporations can make more money. If a balance were achieved so that the population as a whole and corporations (and the rich) increased in wealth at the same rate, the economy would improve at an unprecedented rate. The general populations should have the mindset that as technology improves and corporations are able to make more profits, so should employees. Without increased regulations and general shift of public mindset, the future will be full of very poor and very overworked people (and a few very very rich corporations).

    Perhaps evil might not be the best term as they are not people themselves, but they have a very real potential to cause unimaginable pain and suffering in the quality of life of all persons in the future (if current trends continue).

  • Yes, because most people can say their opinion has been bought.

    The only goal of every corporation is to make money. This is obvious. The real problem is that they have become so good at it that they are shifting the balance of wealth so much as to cause economic instability. Billions is spend to shift the opinions of the public and government law makers so that corporations can make more money. If a balance were achieved so that the population as a whole and corporations (and the rich) increased in wealth at the same rate, the economy would improve at an unprecedented rate. The general populations should have the mindset that as technology improves and corporations are able to make more profits, so should employees. Without increased regulations and general shift of public mindset, the future will be full of very poor and very overworked people (and a few very very rich corporations).

    Perhaps evil might not be the best term as they are not people themselves, but they have a very real potential to cause unimaginable pain and suffering in the quality of life of all persons in the future (if current trends continue).

  • Corporations are driven by limitless greed

    They will do whatever it takes, no matter how terrible, for profit. Slave labor, killing protesting workers, or rendering the earth uninhabitable are all on the table. The problem isn't just the people running them, it is that the decisions of these kind of people are rewarded by corporations. Laws are circumvented, ignored, or changed as convenient. They can be good, but only if forced by consumers or strong regulation. For every ethical company, there are 10 which are not and will likely out-compete them if moral consumers stop paying attention.

  • Greed and lack of social responsibility

    Their sole purpose is to make money, and in so doing they have managed to accumulate enough power and wealth to effectively 'purchase' the United States government, including Senators, Congressmen, and officials in all departments and on all levels. They do this to maximize their profits by cutting labor costs (outsourcing jobs, low wages, crumby benefits), manipulating laws and regulations (or the lack thereof) to avoid paying taxes, cut off fair competition, avoid fines, penalties and criminal prosecution, and amass ever greater amounts of wealth at the expense the rest of society.

  • Corporations are like Psychopaths

    How can you blame a psychopath for murdering innocent women and children simply because he has a propensity for doing so? I know people are going to think that this example is way over the top and I am certainly not suggesting that corporations ruthlessly murder innocent people but the PREMISE of the argument remains. It is true that corporations aren't inherently evil. However, if we are able to judge them by a standard that claims they are not evil than we must judge them by the opposite standard: They aren't inherently good either. Good and evil are human interpretations of morality which, most would agree, are based on the common standards of right and wrong and the assumption that being human grants us this knowledge inherently.
    Perhaps we assume too much. Since we can't judge a faceless company by the same standards we judge human beings (although we still punish individuals for violation of "widely accepted perceptions" regarding morality even if the individual does not inherently experience the emotions required to guide moral judgement) we must then judge it based on it's motives. The Red Cross, for example, in most instances, can be deemed "good" because it's goal is to help the helpless, a goal which would be noble for a human as well. Walmart has a track record littered with destruction of small "family-owned" competitors and sweat-shop merchandise which must be judged by the overall impact it's actions have had on humanity as well. Judging by our standards of human morality would you consider an individual guided solely by the accumulation of wealth to be good? You do the math!

  • Corporations are certainly evil

    They put greed above social good. They do not create enough jobs for American workers that pay a living wage. They have exploited overseas labor to destroy the American middle class. They are anti-democratic institutions with a sole mission of extracting as much profit from every available resource consequences be damned.

  • Anti- Human Rights

    Most Successful Corporations seek too exploit people for the labor they perform in exchange for higher profit margins while the very people that enable and perform the work necessary for them to do businesses live at or below the poverty line. They care not for the workers well being on or of the job site, which shows in impoverish salaries and unsafe working conditions in many the worlds most profitable corporations and that is essentially the essence of greed that dwells in only the blackest of hearts.

  • Corporations are built to only provide what you will buy, and therefore, only to provide what you want.

    Corporations are a thousand times more accountable than any government. The only way the can make money is if they provide something that the people agree to buy. Lots of anti corporate paranoia comes from the idea that a person can more easily control a government than a corporation. But when it comes down to it, you only have one vote in the government, and most of the time it's just between 2 prepackaged ideologies. But a corporation must custom fit it's product to satisfy the most consumers possible. A corporation doesn't have any sort of bureaucracy or petty politics that go with a government. They are machines, designed to address the needs of the society in the most efficient way possible. If it seems that the things they provide are materialist and misprioritized, this only stems from the materialism and misprioirities of the society. A corporation also can't control you. It can only sell you what you agree is worth buying. They also must obey antitrust laws. A government is the most dangerous monopoly there is. They aren't checked by antitrust, and they are only indirectly and minimally affected by your vote. They also don't obey the rules of the free market, and therefore they are not geared to best provide for society. Any time tax dollars are spent on public sector industries, or their competition is regulated, that means that by definition the service they are providing isn't good enough to get people to willingly pay the price that they ask, or even the price that they payed to make it, so therefore they are wasting the blood sweat and tears of the society and coercing people into there own agenda, of which they want no part. No of these things a corporation has the power to do. Of course, the place for state industry is for welfare, in situations were people can't afford to pay what a product is actually worth. This is fine, but the fear of corporations in other circumstances that has lead to the benefit of the doubt being given to our government in economic issues is misplaced. Anyone who is concerned of protecting there liberty from corporations should really look deeper into the nature of these entities, and hopefully realize that it's the state in which they put their faith that will really be their ruin.

  • The whole truth

    If it weren't for corporations we wouldn't have enough food to feed anyone, the truth is that they are easy targets for people to blame for their failings. The people who hate corporations are the people who don't understand that doing the right thing is usually far more profitable than doing the wrong thing. The truth is that from an early age we are bombarded with anti-corporation propaganda designed to give us an unrealistic view of corporations as evil greedy monsters. Envy is far more destructive than greed. We like to think of them as powerful things that we can blame all of the worlds problems on and thereby lift the blame off ourselves. The truth is that workers are blaming corporations for their own inefficiency; as technology improves the need for physical workers drops. The truth is that the average corporation is actually more law abiding than the average US citizen. Are employees really any less greedy than their bosses? The truth is that if corporations didn't maximize profit they would have less to pay their increasingly obsolete workers; they would have less to invest in innovation and would be quickly be out-competed and go out of business, assuring that everyone who depended on it would starve. The reason we hate them so much is that we depend on them, they are the producers of the economic ecosystem, we merely say they're evil to justify putting ourselves above the whole truth.

  • People Involved vs "Corporation" itself

    From my own point of view, corporation is not evil, and if ever it is evil, it is because of the people in it. But we cannot tell that "corporation" itself is evil. The stance of a corporation is based on those people involved in it, not because of its own nature. People themselves makes the "nature" of the corporation they are in to.

  • No

    I don't see the justification for such a position. Corporations, unless they are in cahoots with the government, are merely firms that became successful by appealing to consumers.

    Corporations that survive on subsidies and taking advantage of anti competitive regulations, however, are a net drain on society. The ethanol industry would be one such example of this.

  • No, Corporations Are Only As Good As the People In Them

    Corporations are nothing more than a collection of diverse people who have come together to achieve a common goal, and is a legal cover to prevent any single person from liability. Some people in the corporation may choose to do evil to others, but that can be found in any type of business model, whether sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation.

  • No, corporations are not inherently evil.

    I believe that corporations serve as tools that serve the individuals who control them. If a person who is in control of a corporation is evil, then the corporation can be used as a blunt instrument to pollute, destroy, or otherwise do harm to others. That fact does not make the corporations themselves.

  • No, corporations are not evil.

    No, I don't believe that corporations are evil. Corporations will always be perceived as evil and unscrupulous, but in reality, the majority of them are operated by good, moral people and are not hell-bent on screwing people over. This idea has probably come from the fact that corporations often have downsize, and as a result hundreds, sometimes thousands of workers are laid off. No corporation wants to do these things, but they cannot stay in business if they try to bend to everyone's needs but their own.

  • No, Corporations are not evil if they operate faithfully.

    Corporations are like a nation which provide safety to their employees. But Corporations also belong to a system which it belong to and have responsibilities to operate faithfully to their customers. The problem is that not all the corporations work that way to have more profit exclusively returned to a few of beneficiaries.

  • Corporations are built only to provide what you will pay for, and therefore, only to provide what you want.

    Corporations are a thousand times more accountable than any government. The only way the can make money is if they provide something that the people agree to buy. Lots of anti corporate paranoia comes from the idea that a person can more easily control a government than a corporation. But when it comes down to it, you only have one vote in the government, and most of the time it's just between 2 prepackaged ideologies. But a corporation must custom fit it's product to satisfy the most consumers possible. A corporation doesn't have any sort of bureaucracy or petty politics that go with a government. They are machines, designed to address the needs of the society in the most efficient way possible. If it seems that the things they provide are materialist and misprioritized, this only stems from the materialism and misprioirities of the society. A corporation also can't control you. It can only sell you what you agree is worth buying. They also must obey antitrust laws. A government is the most dangerous monopoly there is. They aren't checked by antitrust, and they are only indirectly and minimally affected by your vote. They also don't obey the rules of the free market, and therefore they are not geared to best provide for society. Any time tax dollars are spent on public sector industries, or their competition is regulated, that means that by definition the service they are providing isn't good enough to get people to willingly pay the price that they ask, or even the price that they payed to make it, so therefore they are wasting the blood sweat and tears of the society and coercing people into there own agenda, of which they want no part. No of these things a corporation has the power to do. Anyone who is concerned of protecting there liberty from corporations should really look deeper into the nature of these entities, and hopefully realize that it's the state in which they put their faith that will really be their ruin.

  • It's absolutely pathetic

    People love to toss blame around for their own problems or shortcomings. The simple fact of the matter is the only real evil is human nature. ENVY is the real issue here. People love to hate someone, anyone who is or has done better than themselves. In a FREE marketplace the consumer still has the ultimate say. You don't NEED to shop at walmart, you don't NEED to use a computer, you don't NEED a cell phone. LEARN at an early age how to be successful, or at the very least content with the path you choose in life, but once you are on it, if you find out you don't like it.. STOP blaming others for it!!


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sickoftherich says2013-10-22T22:41:13.730
Evil is too soft a word for what they are. Hang em in the streets I say. The corporation is responsible for so much suffering and oppression. They take your already meager benefits and salary and cut it further to give it to people that already have plenty. They have corrupted the world's governments for there selfish little self interests. Anyone who thinks different should be stuffed in a duffle bag and deported to Mexico where they can work in an American corporations factory. After the 80 or 100 hours a week work schedule at. 20 an hour I'm sure your mind will be changed.