I came across a pro-Communism blog when the owner commented here. He basically encourages people to do all manner of evil to fight: evil. How consistent.
My advice to people like him: Hey, if you and your comrades are so smart, why not form your own corporations and run them by your definition of good ethics. Then you’ll have such a swell place to work that you can hire away the best and brightest from your evil competitors, right? You can put them out of business and do it legally! You don’t even have to resort to violence. (Disappointed?)
If you think that the evil insurance companies charge too much, then pool your resources and start your own insurance company. Beat them at their own game! You’ll either drive them out of business or force them to reduce prices and increase benefits to compete with you. Not only are you more righteous than your competition but you are smarter as well, right? You can’t lose!
You know you have the skills to know your markets, follow all the tax, financial reporting, environmental, labor and other laws, keep your employees safe, make payroll, create and run efficient business processes, and so much more. And you can do all those things better than your enemies. Beating them will be so easy.
Or do you know how to do any of that? Would that be too much work? Isn’t it easier to plot how to take down “the man” and then release some endorphins?
And what is your plan once you take down the evil corporations and trash everyone’s retirement accounts? Who will be left to pay taxes to support all your dreams?
I know a little bit about business and how jobs are formed, and it is tragic that Obama’s cabinet has, by far, the least business experience of any administration. I know what sends jobs overseas. They have no idea what creates real, lasting jobs — the ones that ultimately fund the government.
As I’ve said before, capitalism has its rough edges but it beats out every other “-ism” in a serious way. Its critics never seem to realize that their plans bring the “killing the goose that laid the golden eggs” story to life.