I think corporations don't suck. I mean if you think they suck, guess again. Who made your computer? If you built it, who made the components? Clothes. Who made what you wear? If you made your own, where did that yarn come from? For these reasons I think corporations don't suck. I know they do things we don't like, but hey we do stuff people don't like either. What do you guys think? BTW: This question was sparked by this comment.
Answer by nitrocrime · Mar 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM
The heads of corporations may 'suck' but we can't live without them. It's like you said in the question, who makes everything?
If a corporation is just about getting more money and not caring about they're customers then yes they 'suck'. But if you've even got one of the tiniest little problems and they still help you the best they can than they don't 'suck' in my mind.
A dumb but somewhat valid example is to watch some movies were corporations are the bad guys. It never actually happens like that but it gives you an idea of what a corporation could actually do if they wanted to. It may actually have already happend and they we're smart enough to keep it out of the media.
You never know what happens behind a corporation, and quite frankly you don't need to know.
Answer by Razor512 · Mar 16, 2012 at 09:28 PM
corporations all suck because they are created by government.
corporation is a government title which limits the corporations liability for their actions.
For example, a company can release a car with a known defect that causes it to accelerate non stop and kill people and get away with only a fine rather than jail time.
The title of corporation gives a company the same status as a person, so illegal activity conducted by workers in the company are seen as actions of the company and not actions of the people in the company as from the point of view from the court of law. But in addition to the person aspect of a company the corporation is also seen as non human (a person does not have to be human) (eg dogs are people too)
For more recent cases, look at situations when a bank forecloses on the wrong house and sends people to break into the wrong house and destroy the inhabitants belongings, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008180/Tampa-Bay-retiree-comes-home-belongings-gone-bank-forecloses-WRONG-house.html
if you were to do this to your neighbors house, you will be charged with grand theft, breaking and entering, burglary (as you entered the home when the owner was not home and took their property from the home), and as per protocol inn police departments around the country, to make the case stronger, you add on a few catch all charges, so disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest (which can be applied if the criminal attempted to leave before the police came)
If all charges stick, you are looking at nearly 50 years in prison, though with a lawyer, the defendant can can have the resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct dropped, and also file for discovery and possibly get the grand theft dropped also and possible agree to a few plea deals and possibly only spend 10-15 years in a cage and have a few years suspended sentence.
Now lets look at this same scenario but performed by a cooperation
The bank engaged in the same crime but no one got any prison time, at most the company will have to pay $29,000.
This is because since the cooperation is not human, it cant actually be arrested, so the most that can happen is that it be fined.
The only time when people within the cooperation are arrested is when the goal of the cooperation becomes criminal activity, or if they engage in continuous organized crime.
If you study case law, you will see that the cooperation title allows companies to get away with actions that will normally land people in prison, this makes them less likely to offer good customer service.
the bill to allow cooperation titles was put forth by wealthy business people in order to protect their position of power and wealth, which they lobbied government heavily for.
Because of cooperation status just about all punishments are reduced to monetary fines, and those fines are to be taken from company profits and not worker salaries, so it does not directly hurt the CEO and others involved in any illegal activity.
if you get rid of the cooperation status (LLC) then actions such as when a phone company bills you twice and refuses to fix their mistake, can be seen as theft and have the individuals responsible charged with theft.
Getting rid of the LLC will make all companies become more customer service orientated as the people in the company will become directly responsible for their actions, meaning anything that will send you to jail will also send them to jail for performing the same action.
Answer by jadtechnic · Mar 23, 2012 at 08:55 PM
corporations are not goverment created though it is true it does limit liabilty and here how it does that one or more people own a big bussiness it is bigger then all involved many time employs and affects many hundereds of people depend on it as there support and lively hoods ..
everyone who works in privite bussiness small or large not incorporated holds responcabilty for this bussinesses not only problems that could arise like bad product but also debt load which could be million or even billions of dollors if there is a problem forget losing costomers or loseing a job each and everyone stands to lose everything personal they have worked for there homes there cars anything the court deems sellable to pay creditors and refunds liabilty suits judgement and the like ..
incorparating sets bussinesses assets and personal asseets appart , so if something happens to the bussiness people may lose a job but there personal belonging are left untouched and communities dont suddenly have hundered or even thousand of homeless men women childern and babys many completely haveing nothing to do with the bussiness ...
this is just a small part of what corps are about and yes for sure the officers in a corp can be tried and go to jail for wrong doing in the corp fruad is fruad no matter where it happens there are many good exsamples of it out there Enron is one of them ...
Answer by mutley2209 · Mar 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM
search youtube for: 'The Young Turks corporations' and 'The Young Turks tax' there's an overwhelming amount of evidence to say they don't just suck, they are corrupt criminals who buy politicians on mass to cut their taxes and create loop holes in the legal system for them to operate how they see fit regardless of the consequences to the public or their share holders. In the ten years up to 2010 nearly $7 billion was funnelled to politicians in Washington by corporations through lobbyists, it's a huge problem and virtually every corporation is knee deep in it because they can and because they have to to keep up with their competition.
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