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Re:"Growing a Corporation"
Louis Proyect wrote:
"The main point is that this man was much more of a visionary than Gates, but had no stomach for the sort of evil behavior that it takes to grow a corporation. (God, I hate that piece of jargon. People talk
about "growing" a corporation like it was a sunflower.)"
I thank Mr Proyect for his comment for it inspired a summary perspective on this discussion. Jargon-induced dispepsia aside, I would suggest that all corporations are more like animals than plants in
their "growth" (requiring massive quantities of resources to construct and maintain their complex form, and producing copious quantities of waste). And some are more obviously predatory
carnivores......this is the behavior we are attempting to discuss. There are those among us who see it as a question of the acceptance of the law(s) of the jungle (Libertarians, Capitalists, proponents of
Natural Law, etc), and those who insist on compliance with the manmade laws and ethics of society (now known as MSbashers, liberal socialists, communists, hysterics and those in need of
psychiatrists). Think the lion will lie down with the lamb sometime soon? Since we have heard far more about how the law should be ignored or abolished, as opposed to how the law fits the corporate
behavior in question, I suggest that we all count our lambs again after the lion gets up.
Glenn T. Livezey, Ph.D.
Director of Perinatal Research
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
600 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68198-3255