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Old 06-23-2019, 09:35 AM
 
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Papa Johns I considered kind of evil. I am no fan of Obama's ACA, but at least my companies and the company I work for did our part to make sure the employees had health insurance.

Papa Johns actually slashed all his full time workers to part time to get out of having to pay for coverage, and then he took the money he saved at the end of the year to buy himself another mansion.

Disney is borderline evil in my opinion. We already know the company buys off congress to keep pushing the public domain copyright laws so Disney can retain the rights of Mickey Mouse. This is stuff we know the company has already done. What are some of the stuff that we don't know about? They practically own Orlando, and are buying up everything that they can, and nobody in congress seems to want to challenge them with having a monopoly.
Why does any corporation have the responsibility to provide health insurance?

Should they also pick up the tab for you car insurance and haircuts?
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I see lots people and most of the media are railing against the “evil corporations.” Is it determined by line of business, size or revenue?
At the point. that all that matters is profits and nothing else.

Some corortations use clever advertising and virtue signalling, but a lot of it is sadly just smoke and mirrors.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: USA
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At the point. that all that matters is profits and nothing else.

Some corortations use clever advertising and virtue signalling, but a lot of it is sadly just smoke and mirrors.
What is the SOLE purpose of any corporation or business, and has been for eons?
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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What is the SOLE purpose of any corporation or business, and has been for eons?
Every liberal on Wall Street would say profit.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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Once a corporation starts supporting left-wing causes and institutions, it becomes decidedly evil.
LOL. I actually agree.

Left wing ideology is just the old slavery - the state and elites get to crap on the people and everybody is a slave to the state.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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What is the SOLE purpose of any corporation or business, and has been for eons?
When workers rights, pay and conditions, environmental impact amd a host of other factors are ignored in favour of profit then a corportation truly becomes evil.

In terms of many major companies they had a history of philanthropy, looking after there workers and even building them good communitioes to live in such as Cadbury's Bournville Village in Birmingham or the Lever Brothers (now Unilever) at Port Sunlight near Liverpool or Reckitt & Sons (now Reckitt Benckiser) at Kingston upon Hull etc etc.

Bournville - Wikipedia

Port Sunlight - Wikipedia

The Garden Village, Kingston upon Hull - Wikipedia

Others such as John Lewis actually gave the business to the employees.

John Lewis & Partners - Wikipedia

Whilst others were part of cooperative movements.

The Co-operative Group - Wikipedia

Or the Wellcome Trust and Rowntree trusts -

Wellcome Trust - Wikipedia

Rowntree trusts - Wikipedia

When corportations cared about their workers the world was a better place, however today they don't even care about the customers, with cuts to the size of products and ever cheaper ingredients.

There was much to be said about some of the great industrlaisys who genuinely cared about society and the names of great men such as Andrew Carnegie, George Peabody and numerous others are celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic.

Peabody housing association London | Peabody

List of Carnegie libraries in Europe - Wikipedia

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Old 06-23-2019, 09:55 AM
 
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Every liberal on Wall Street would say profit.


Its a legally accepted notion that corporations don't always have to act towards maximizing profits, but also can act in a manner that is socially responsible (and doesn't maximize profits). I think when corporations act ONLY in the pursuit of profit maximization, neglecting their social responsibility, is when they are prone for evil actions. Its pretty amazing what decent people do when working in a corporate environment.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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Its a legally accepted notion that corporations don't always have to act towards maximizing profits, but also can act in a manner that is socially responsible (and doesn't maximize profits). I think when corporations act ONLY in the pursuit of profit maximization, neglecting their social responsibility, is when they are prone for evil actions. Its pretty amazing what decent people do when working in a corporate environment.
So, you're complaint is that there are bad people who act in selfish ways?

I didn't realize this was only found in corporations. Are you sure it's not found anywhere else?
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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This is an example of a company that is not evil:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob%27s_Red_Mill
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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So, you're complaint is that there are bad people who act in selfish ways?

I didn't realize this was only found in corporations. Are you sure it's not found anywhere else?


"I didn't realize this was only found in corporations"


Please point out where in my post that point was made. I'll wait.
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