Why Large Corporations Need Regulating and Reform.

Why Corporations Need Better Control

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Regulations are a necessity

Government will never place any effective restrictions on Corporate America or Wall Street.

They can't even regulate themselves.

A few self-serving wealthy rule and selfishly deem profits above safety.

Why Corporate America Need Regulating: {Wants versus Needs}

1. Corporate America wants total autonomy and NO regulations.

  • The people want safety and preservation of this earth for future generations.

2. Corporate America wants unlimited profit potential at any expense to the employee, the environment, or the economy.

  • The American people want a safe work environment, enough pay to make ends meet, and a decent shot at the American dream. (home, auto, college tuition for their kids, etc.).

3. Corporate America (the greedy wealthy) wants unlimited wealth at the expense of all other classes. (a shot at their American dream of exploitation, greed, and large personal bank accounts)

  • The American people want freedom, equality and laws that protect them from that corporate greed.

4. Corporate America wants to destroy all wild life and forests that is home for many diverse flora and fauna by having no regulations regarding pollution of air, land, water, our food supplies, etc....

  • The American people want clean oxygen to breathe,[ that those forests provide], to protect the animals' natural habitat, and preserve our planet for generations to come.

Yes, these are conflicting wants.

Corporate America does not care about the earth, the air, the waters, the food supplies, or the health hazards/benefits of mankind.

They will pollute until all is destroyed, but in their infinite ignorance, they cannot see, understand, or care, that once these are destroyed, they will no longer have a safe place to live, safe foods to eat, safe clean water to drink, or healthy soil to grow their food supply.

Corporate America apparently thinks (if they can think at all) that the vast fortunes they amass will somehow miraculously produce their life sustaining needs.

What fools we mortals be -

The greedy take more than they need, or can ever use in a lifetime. Why? Just because they can. They have the power to destroy all around them and think it is OK.

Well, it is OK with a government that protects them, and not the life that thrives on this planet that they greedily destroy for profit. (and that includes human life).

And compound this problem with the Supreme Court placing corporations on the same level as the individual human being and we have a recipe for total annihilation of this planet.

The preservation of life

Regulations are a necessity for the preservation of life as we know it, on this planet -

in spite of what Wall street and corporate America believes, or wants to believe.

They are like spoiled rotten children who cannot see beyond their own self indulgences.

Those that aspire to follow the greedy, state:

"it is just sour grapes (jealousy) by the 'have-nots'.

But the ''have-nots'' need not more than it takes to survive in comfort, and with at least a modicum of dignity.

Where is this christian god that we all portend to worship? The god of wealth, power, and hatred? He who would let those greedy monsters destroy all of us, and not flinch? He appears to have no vested interest in material things and neither does his counterpart - corporate America.

A Dangerous Experiment

The Perils of Fracking

Why regulations are necessary

Reasons why corporate America needs regulations:

  • Unfettered drilling for oil and digging for coal. Endangering all life forms, polluting the seas and the air we need to survive. They want full rights without restraints . The consequences of non-regulation is evident after the oil disaster(s) that have occurred around the globe. (Oil spills, mine cave-ins, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.) It is not because safety measures cannot be implemented. It is because the cost of implementing them would cut into their profits. Profits are why any business starts in the first place, but when the "net profits" supersede safety of the workers they hire, and the environment they pollute - regulations are necessary. Greed is not.
  • Cutting down vast tracts of forest to plant palms for oil, or to grow tobacco, or to build condos or resort hotels on. The rain forests are a natural habitat and home of many diverse species - including some residual 'human tribes' that chose not to be part of the corporate world. And to destroy the potential for finding more cures for illnesses and diseases, simply for personal profit, is reprehensible and inexcusable. Here again, greed supersedes need. All the types of oil available to mankind is certainly sufficient for human need to last for thousands of years. Creating a market for palm oil, or continuing exploiting the earth for petroleum oil, has no bearing in logic, or need, whatsoever.
  • Fracking. This is a process that involves dangers beyond the scope of need. Pipes are put deep into the earth and high pressured liquids, air, or whatever, is forced into them. The purpose is to fractionate the earth below ground to release gas pockets. A very dangerous, irresponsible, and unnecessary process for a "convenience" of the privileged. When the earth is 'fractionated' the gases escape and pollute our water supplies and the fertile ground above it. The companies that cause this damage have taken no responsibility for the damages done to clean water supplies, or for detrimental human health problems that have occurred from this unnecessary process. There is great profit to be made and those side effects are simply considered unfortunate 'collateral damages'. Profits outweigh risks. (see short video attached)
  • The insane practice of creating nuclear plants for energy (fission). Now here's a big, big reason for concern. The process of 'creating' energy is simple enough - smash atoms to release energy. (same principle as the nuclear bomb). We all know what kind of devastation that caused in Hiroshima, Japan. And now the destructive forces of the process of fusion (the meltdown of toxic materials used in the process of fission) that cause the release of high levels of radiation that kills, maims, and deforms basic genetic structures for years upon years afterwards. This disaster is evidenced by the tragic events of that meltdown in Japan in our recent past, that led to the Tsunami that killed thousands, which was an aftermath of the devastating earthquake they experienced. Does the danger of nuclear plants justify the creating of power to generate profits for those who exploit this earth? Corporations say yes. The people of the earth say no.
  • Genetically manipulating our food supply - for profit. There is no altruistic reasons for dong this. The dangers outweigh the benefits to all but those who make their precious 'profits' from this practice. Dangers: genetically altered foods have the real potential to genetically alter the genes in the humans who consume these foods, causing a myriad of diseases, disorders, defects and medical expense as a result. Is this "collateral damage" worth the profits made from this activity? (see short video attached)

The proponents of free trade, argue that these manufacturers have a right to freely jeopardize human life and our very existence to make their "profits".

They argue that these manufacturers "create" jobs. This is a pure bold face lie.

Without regulations, Profits will always outweigh the risks.

And they certainly have not created any new jobs, in spite of all their low taxes, no taxes, loopholes and kick backs.

Politicians would rather regulate a woman's reproductive rights than corporate Greed

The Alternatives

Recap/Summary:

Oil, coal, palm oil production, 'fracking', nuclear plants and yes, even genetic engineering are "profit making businesses". But again, i ask - Is the risk worth the profits that these unregulated manufacturers make?

The alternatives?:

Proponents for unregulated big business will argue that alternative energy sources are too costly. But, is this "cost" to corporate America's profits the gauge by which we judge the worth of safety of lives and preservation of this planet? One would like to believe it is not. These people will also argue that these 'businesses' create jobs. The alternatives below will also create jobs with the side effects of more safety all the way around. Their arguments against them are unsound and baseless.

On the side of logic, humanity, and preservation of all that is:

  • Solar power: Free, safe, non polluting, never ending
  • Wind power: Free, safe, non polluting, never ending
  • Water power: Free, safe, non polluting, never ending
  • electricity: Free, safe, non polluting, never ending
  • Genetic foods: costly, dangerous, highly possible pollution (destruction) of our genetic makeup, ruining the health benefits of 'natural' food products, causing birth defects, mutations, and irrevocably destroying what nature has given us to use as sustenance, etc.

Who wins? Humanity.

Who loses? Corporate America's huge bank accounts (extreme hoarding).

American/world priorities must change from:

Profit over safety - to Safety over profit (personal greed) if we are to survive as a species.

by: d.william 04/03/2011

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Pcunix 5 years ago from SE MA

While I agree with you in general, solar power does pollute - the manufacturing of solar cells requires energy, unfortunately. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=s...

Everything has its downsides. Wind turbines can kill birds and so on.. However, if you analyze everything, I'm quite sure burning fossil fuels is among the dumbest things we have ever done.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Hi Pcunix. I am glad to see you on my hub pages. I read your disclaimer: "read this before pushing the follow button". I laughed and thought that was quite clever. And here you are, so i feel somewhat flattered.

Although you are correct that there are downsides to solar and wind, those downsides are far less destructive than our current system of raping the earth, and polluting everything in sight. And sooner or later those things will be gone. Then there will be no choice but to look for cleaner energy sources.

Thank you for taking time to read and comment. I do appreciate it. dw


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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I just wanted to add that i did read your link on solar power. It is promising, and although there is some pollution associated with it, it is miniscule compared to the use of fossil fuels. I expect that in the future with the ingenuity of man, they will find a source of power that is completely pollution free.

If it was more affordable to install, i would switch over today.


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GNelson 5 years ago from Florida

Did you know that Bush singed a law that removes oil and gas drilling from EPA regulation. That is why fracking is so popular. It doesn't matter how much they polute. They get a get out of jail free ticket. Life is good when you own a president.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for commenting. Yes, i did know that about the EPA. And there were many other things that i found out that he did behind the backs of people that were just payoffs for his supporters.

The most obnoxious was when he passed his legislation that allowed Religions to get money from the Government without much of an explanation. I am sure billions have been given to religious entities that we are not aware of. This dastardly act was not publicized much, as it was geared toward the Evangelical, born again idiots community (or what ever in hell they are called these days)as they were the "religion" behind the president.

There is so much corruption in our government it makes those small third world countries look like kittens. All to kiss the assess of corporate america, who we all know owns the biggest part of the government (not sure if they trump China or not?).

Yes, life sure IS good when you own a president. It is little more obscure as to who owns the current one.


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Jeremey 5 years ago from Arizona

Up,awesome and useful! I wasn't aware of 'fracking', much thanks for the introduction to it. Love how you cover the bases man, keep it up.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting. It is appreciated.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

People seem to forget that Corporations have one aim...to increase profits. They have no social agenda, they don't care about the environment, people's lives or anything else. It's all about the bottom line.

Thanks for spreading awareness.

voted up/useful and awesome


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting.

OK, now that you and i "get it" about corporations, how can we inform the Republicans and their Tea party in simple enough terms so they understand this too? They do not seem to have a clue.

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