Unless…the corporation emerges to wage disproportionate influence upon the
structures created to assure accountability to the standards of ‘fair practice’ . The
corporation then becomes something other then a servant to common cause as it
seeks to unfairly manipulate factors indigenous to the criterion by which its own
intrinsic value is judged.
When a corporation begins to assume characteristics not found in
any of its employees the once inanimate begins to morph into
something beyond the control of any one individual. Those in
service to the monster then feel less obligated to the bounds of
traditional practices. Procedures are generated on the fly and
personal accountability acquiesces to nebulous influences
erratically orbiting some form of confused loyalty.
From the beginning the corporation arose as a two-headed monster- teasing of a
better life for all while simultaneously consuming those upon whom its very
existence relied. As the corporate model entered the modern era it became
recognized as a mechanism by which a broader society could benefit- if only held
accountable to regulatory oversight. Gradually an increased respect for, and better
care of, labor begins to display positive results for all involved
At a point humanity was able to ever-so-slightly move beyond the ability to merely
address the primary needs of daily survival. A significant dual-revolution soon
followed as coalitions introduced increased efficiency and the age of
specialization was introduced in rudimentary form.
Of course the innovation of shortcuts allowed time to ponder other topics/notions.
And with discretionary time early male-dominated coalitions converted this luxury
to make better weapons. Soon to follow would be the hostile take-over by means
of violent warfare.
Meanwhile women-folk remained close to home and used discretionary time to
develop the implements allowing innovations pertaining to basic comforts- often
with an artistic flare. Profoundly understated would be the assertion that the
contributions by gender represented significant contrast. An early 'glass ceiling'
then emerged before there was even glass.
From inception up to the modern era the corporation carries the weight of that always
seen first- the scars of spirit and land. Meanwhile the efficiency of the corporate model
has availed unprecedented wealth and comfort rendering the historically impermeable boundaries of
class/privilege much less the factor.
Still remaining seems to be the threat of pervasive and permanent ruin as
conglomerates respond slowly to the fundamentals inherent to the notion of
'finite'. It is the Individual, within the collective, yet to realize it is he/she
dictating conglomerate behavior through the voice of currency.
It is the collective yet to redefine the notion of 'Capitalism'
It is the collective yet to redefine the nature of 'Consumption'