Pure capitalism is bad for America

Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to Hire

Corporations are there for one and only one reason: To make money for their stockholders. If Americans understand this simple truth, then they will understand why the tech sector is not hiring though they are making gobs of money, or why BP did what it did in the Gulf. I do not blame corporations. We need corporations. “They do not have bodies you can kick or souls you can damn”, as I heard somewhere. I blame our government for lack of proper regulatory control. The electorate should be pressing state and federal government law makers to strengthen regulations for economic equity for the worker. But, how can they: They need corporate donations to run and remain in office. An activist and informed electorate are vital to select and elect candidates who will work for the people. The challenge for the American voter can be found in the Declaration of Independence: “. . . . That to secure these rights [Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness], Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government become destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government. . . “[emphasis added]

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