Masters of the Universe category archive
Yeah. I know.
Most of you will think that that is an oxymoron.
Not Reg Henry. He goes all hobby lobbyist and clears that up.
Surely I don’t have to remind you that corporations do much good. They buy a great deal of stuff in China so workers in this country do not have to go to the trouble of manufacturing it, which allows more time for devotional studies in the bracing spirit of poverty.
In order to sell this stuff, some corporations are kind enough to open their stores on Thanksgiving so that their clerks are not stuck at home with Uncle Charlie in the grip of turkey-induced lethargy, perhaps even falling into the moral danger of watching the Dallas Cowboys and their voluptuous cheerleaders on TV.
How nice it is in the holiday season to walk through stores and hear the time-honored carols, such as “Deck the Malls with Boughs of Money, Fa-la-la, etc.” Corporations not religious? Why, Virginia, just because bean counters study business and not theology doesn’t mean that they aren’t seeking to have their own executive suites in heaven.
Indeed, it is in respect of one of their most cherished commandments — “Thou Shalt Not Have Any Regulations Before Thee”– that some corporations have challenged the Affordable Care Act and its requirement that insurance plans cover contraception.
Do, please, read the rest.
Der Spiegel warns not to let the hype surrounding the occasional arrest of bankster to mislead you. The grift goes on.
The truth is, spectacular coups like Weil’s (UBS’s Raoul Weil–ed.) arrest are little more than symbolic gestures. The fines and settlements paid by many financial institutions are akin to the indulgences sold by the medieval Catholic Church. The sins of the past may now be forgiven — but there are no guarantees of improvement in the future.
Regulatory agencies and politicians have not set effective controls on banks and bankers, and although their reputation may be tarnished, their power remains unbroken.
More at the link.
Missed this this week: another bank has gone missing. Mastering the universe no more is