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Brava! My : Corporatocracy
Sat Sep 8, 2018 12:49pm

Corporatocracy is I think at the heart of the matter in terms of the decline in some ways as it relates to men and women of the USA and nations in general.

Many corporations today are in essence supranational.

Their nation of incorporation is no longer an accurate clue as to where the corporation's interests and loyalty lie.

I think Romney was half right when he said that corporations are people in a sense. Mitt omitted mentioning that while a corporation is a person, it is not a member of homo sapiens.

Supranationals can have a brick and mortar presence in 100 and more nations, an Internet presence in every nation, Executives, members of the BoD, and corporate shareholders who are citizens of virtually every nation on the planet. And their interests and loyalty are to the corporation first, the nation in which they are citizens or currently reside, not so much,

I think that corporatocracy is having a huge effect on national governance and whose interests are being served.

I think that if today Lord Palmerston were the CEO of a supranational corporations he would state at the AGM:

We have no eternal national or human allies, and we have no perpetual national or human enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and these interests it is our duty to follow.

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