Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Business Conventions.


Those who fear poverty (captains of industry) dominate those who do not.

The Conventions of Business :

Leave your private life at home.
All considerations are sacrificed to profit.
There is no reciprocal obligation for management.
Business has no responsibility to the community.
There is no consideration for personal problems.
"This is not a charitable institution."
Financial information is private (secret).
Get the next guy before he gets you.
No charitable donations without publicity.
No consultation about political donations.
No consultation about management bonuses.
The market rules.
Dog eat dog.

These conventions are fueled by fear.
They have petrified into customs.

Pray for the captains of industry to overcome their fears and become good corporate citizens.
Support shareholder activism.

"For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?" Matthew 16:26 (NRSV)


(Scripture quotation (marked NRSV) is taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)


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