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I share your sentiments about business and I found your piece most refreshing!
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It might come as a surprise to anyone who hasn’t done so, to learn that people who run major companies are not always the equivalent of Darth Vader or Ebenezer Scrooge.

Not all CEOs of major corporations, not even most of them, hatch plots to rob their employees of wages and entitlements, develop strategies to wreck the environment, or devise clever ways to rip off their customers.

But you’d be excused for thinking so. Big business has become the latest bete noir; a convenient scapegoat for all that is bad about capitalism, or corporatism, or fossil fuels, or the two-speed economy, or the tax system… and on it goes.

Tim Dunlop described another dimension to the evil empire today, in an otherwise excellent piece on the importance of civic engagement. According to Tim, big business has a secret agenda to create bigger government through increased regulation. I love a good…

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9 Comments

  1. Damian says:

    Which major corporations have you worked for, Iain?

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Always with the personal questions Damian 🙄

  3. Richard Ryan says:

    ” Capitalism the exploitation of man by man” was that Iain Hall or was it Karl Marx who made that comment?.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Richard, when those who work in industry are the market for its products it is in that business’ interests to pay those workers well so that they can afford to buy getting the balance between that requirement and the necessity of making a profit is the big trick of modern business. The problem with Marxism and its critique of business is that it was conceived at a time when the goods produced were not often intended to be bought by those that made them.

  5. lynot says:

    Iain dear oh dreary dear. Of course you must be talking about all the consumer goods that we can afford that are made in China by slave labour? Of course the union movement sprung out of the era of benevolent employers didn’t it.. The historical facts of the benifits of unionism or for you the Marxism misnomer, is just so much left wing rhetoric.You are one funny man Iain.

  6. Damian says:

    Well you seem to hold a personal opinion on everything, Iain. In this case your comments would carry a little more weight if they were grounded in personal experience. If you haven’t worked for any big corporations, what is the basis for your opinion? Do you play golf with CEOs on weekends?

  7. Richard Ryan says:

    Well he keeps quoting Andrew Bolt our Iain Hall—– that must tell you something,very fetish if I may say so.

  8. Iain Hall says:

    Damian
    Sure I have an opinion about lots of subjects, since when has that been a crime?
    As it happens I did work for a large corporations in different industries however I’m not going to say who or what they were.

    But believe it or not this is not my post it is re-blogged because I liked it.
    Finally I detest golf and I would rather eat Vegemite* at every meal than play that pretentious and silly game
    *I hate Vegemite BTW

  9. Iain Hall says:

    Richard
    As it happens I seldom cite Andrew Bolt but when I do you will know about it because I always link to any citations that I make

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