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Back in the day, the MS growth seemed like unstoppable war ship (MS was viral). | 380 comments | Create New Account
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Both ends of spectrum, do not create a balance. Ethics vs Profits, which wins?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 24 2012 @ 10:28 AM EDT
Capitalism, Socialism. Both, at the extremes, are bad.

And, they are only words, that when we examine individual
cases expose themselves and their uses to a state of where
they are not "something we can apply to all case studies"
Why, the moving metaphor of reality trumps definition in a
world where change is always happening, a moving target is
only a snapshot, and over the long term, is impossible to
truly label and define. Both, if absolute, are static, not
dynamic (and so, don't move well with the needs of people in
a real world climate, universe/solar, gravity affected
economy that is subject to multiples of forces).

However, we can generally agree that, someone in the
discussion, is at the end of their spectrum. We also need
to look at what if they are not, then can their shareholders
can sue if they don't want to rule the world (on behalf of
stockholder profit)?

Up for definition and discussion is where "ethics" can be
demoted to a meaningless status in a business, that has
investors, when the shareholders have only a view that
profits are what matter most (where fiduciary responsibility
outweighs ethical responsibility).

If shareholders sue because their "employees" didn't do the
right thing to protect their financial interests, then how
far to the right or wrong, can their point of view be
allowed to prevail..., in a civilized society?

Anti-trust, is the barrier where society must define borders
that then govern the line (local, regional, super-regional
industrial or retail monopoly and ethical behavior, needs
world wide attention... where a fair "umpire" is allowed to
call the fouls in the game for activities seen in all levels
of democratic, and socialist/communist states).

The foundation to democracy is Education (both Jefferson and
Adams, who didn't agree on much, agreed on that). Google
it.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Back in the day, the MS growth seemed like unstoppable war ship (MS was viral).
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 24 2012 @ 10:58 AM EDT
Well, It will for the Ellisons among us.

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