@Phred_Pharkel @patricia_scully @Hemp
We need to abolish the “investor owned, publicly traded, limited liability” corporation as the basic building block of “the economy.”
The original such corporation was the Dutch East India Company, literally invented and designed to carry out colonization. Soon after, the British East India Company was reorganized on the same model, and the race was on. Today’s corporate predators are the direct descendants of these criminal sociopathic progenitors.
With investors / owners protected from criminal and financial liability beyond just their invested money, these predatory colonizing corporations move in the world seeking profit by any means necessary, and we see the results. From the monstrous historical legacies of genocide, enslavement, and grand theft continental, thru to today’s colonizing of life itself via patents on DNA and agricultural seeds (and murderous price gouging for medicines as seen here), these zombie vampire Frankenstein’s monsters (all three horror metaphors apply!) stop at nothing in their remorseless quest for profits. They are literally dismantling the ecology and impoverishing billions in their endless quest for more.
We need to end the rule of these “capitalist tools.” We need a “new abolition” movement. We need a different model for economic activity. We need to abolish or re-charter all such corporations worldwide, with new Articles of Incorporation that transform ownership from private investors to worker cooperatives, consumer cooperatives, non-profit corporations, municipal corporations, nationalized industries, and community, social, and ecological trusts. We need to abolish strictly financial accounting, and make finances subservient to ecological and social accounting.