Corporations Quotes

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Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
[Corporations] [Jerry Brown]

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It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
[Jobs] [Corporations] [Gloria Steinem]

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We don't separate out men and women working together in corporations.
[Corporations] [Susan Molinari]

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There were some entrepreneurial du Ponts that are a little different from the heads of the corporations today.
[Corporations] [Pete Du Pont]

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Were the radical democratic impulses of the American Revolution still driving US politics, it would be difficult to imagine corporatization of the kind witnessed today. But that impulse has weakened, and the relationship between the people and the corporation has reversed.
[Politics] [Democracy] [Corporations] [Ben Manski]

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I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it's reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
[Money] [Abraham Lincoln] [Corporations]

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All the mega corporations on the planet make their obscene profits off the labor and suffering of others, with complete disregard for the effects on the workers, environment, and future generations. As with the banking sector, they play games with the lives of millions, hysterically reject any kind of government intervention when the profits are rolling in, but are quick to pass the bill for the cleanup and the far-reaching consequences of these avoidable tragedies to the public when things go wrong. We have a straightforward proposal: if they want public money, we want public control. It's that simple. Michael Hureaux Perez
[Environment] [Capitalism] [Suffering] [Corporations] [Exploitation] [Profit] [Nationalisation] [Labour] [Deepwater] [Economic Interventionism] [Workers] [Subprime Mortgage Crisis] [Public Sector]

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Can we actually suppose that we are wasting, polluting, and making ugly this beautiful land for the sake of patriotism and the love of God? Perhaps some of us would like to think so, but in fact this destruction is taking place because we have allowed ourselves to believe, and to live, a mated pair of economic lies: that nothing has a value that is not assigned to it by the market; and that the economic life of our communities can safely be handed over to the great corporations. (from 'Compromise, Hell!' published in the November/December 2004 issue of ORION magazine)
[Economics] [Lies] [Corporations] [Wendell Berry] [Sustainability]

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... the forces of power, particularly corporate power, are impatient with what is adequate for a coherent community. Because power gains so little from community in the short run, it does not hesitate to destroy community for the long run.
[Power] [Community] [Corporations] [Wes Jackson]

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Corporations are like protean bacteria; you hit them with accountability and they mutate and change their names.
[Corporations] [Accountability] [Doug Anderson]

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It was here I learnt that corporate principles and military principles are basically the same. Insulation. Illusion. Hype. Activity.
[Politics] [Work] [Corporations] [Tarun J. Tejpal]

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Many companies expect loyal customers without providing loyal service. This has been the visionary failure of countless corporations.
[Business] [Steve Maraboli] [Corporations] [Service] [Loyal] [Companies] [Customers]

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The fact that the United States has political, economic, and legal structures that do indeed create incentives to control hazards (in the workplace) is one the reasons the corporations have moved to Latin America and Asia.
[Economics] [Globalization] [Corporations] [Vincent A. Gallagher]

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The European Parliament responded by focusing on corporate governance. If corporations wanted to be legal citizens they could damned well shoulder the responsibilities of good citizenship as well as the benefits. Social as well as financial audits were the order of the day. Directives outlining standards for corporate citizenship were drafted and a lucrative niche for a new generation of management consultants emerged - those who could look at an organization and sound a warning if its structure rewarded pathological behaviour.
[Corporations] [Charles Stross]

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Corporations are not legal persons with constitutional rights and freedoms of their own, but legal fictions that we created and must therefore control.
[Democracy] [Corporations] [Kalle Lasn]

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A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they?re treated as public nuisances and evicted.
[Politics] [Democracy] [Government] [Corporations] [Rights] [First Amendment] [Supreme Court] [U S Politics] [Robert Reich] [Public Assembly]

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Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.
[Money] [Corporations] [Molly Ivins]

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Thirty years after drafting the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson warned of the dangers posed by the corporation, writing of the need to "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Today, instead, the aristocracy of the corporation has grown to full maturity, wielding power over the state and its laws in the service of corporate aims.
[Politics] [Democracy] [Corporations] [Ben Manski]

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You cannot afford to hire an attorney at $200 to $300 an hour to fight over your $12,000 car and have to pay those bills. People need to become aware that they have some rights, even when going up against these giant companies that try to intimidate.
[Corporations] [Rights] [Corporate Interests] [Vince Megna]

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We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality.
[Reality] [Immortality] [Jobs] [Corporations] [Company] [John Snow]