Category: corporations

A monarchy of customers

I posted earlier today an email which reached me as the nominal Amazon author I am (I’ve never received any payment as such, but this blog is still up there on their site as a product).  I was quite positive…

The out-of-date nation-state

Here’s an interesting slideshow with data from 2009 on the subject of the top 100 “economies” in the world.  Worth your time, I think.  I found it fascinating, myself. Corporate clout world’s largest 100 economic entities presentation from Tracey Keys…

How about we started arresting the banks?

This story was brought to my attention by Paul Bernal on Twitter this morning.  It involves what he described as a Labour-funded think tank, IPPR, coming up with the brilliant (#irony) idea to turn unemployment benefit into a loan which…

Is it ever OK to be a racist? Perhaps so

Definitions first.  This, on the corporation: An corporation is a separate legal entity that has been incorporated through a legislative or registration process established through legislation. Incorporated entities have legal rights and liabilities that are distinct from their employees and shareholders,[1] and may conduct business as either a profit-seeking business or not for profit business.…

Bureaucracies – our saviours or our assassins?

Rick has a lovely piece on defending bureaucracy as a Good Thing.  It starts off like this: Gus O’Donnell presented a thought-provoking programme on Radio 4 this morning, In Defence of Bureaucracy. He presented two arguments. Firstly, you can’t get much…

Criminals – or just businesspeople?

Our blessed government seems to still be selling us the donkey (many apologies to any donkey-lovers – and, indeed, donkeys – reading this post) that those ladies and gentleman responsible for the horsemeat scandal are a group of murky underworld…

The Tomb of an Unknown Donkey

And so it has come to pass.  The beef that was not beef but was actually, to a very great degree, horsemeat may not – in the event – be horsemeat either.  Whilst lurid tales have been recently spread by…