|Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - by Brent Swan|
In a recent ruing, the Supreme Court overturned a long establish ban on unlimited corporate donations to political causes. The ban existed during the best of times in America and served us well. But the idea is not all bad. I have fond memories of many large corporations as brightly lit, safe environments for children, kids and adults. Where everything is fresh, clean, well organized and temperature controlled. Where tasty snacks practically drip from the walls. But food advertising has spawned the children's sugary cereal epidemic. As a child, I loved crunchy, sugary cereals, and the colorful boxes were always a welcome addition to our table but, my grandparents probably ate a more healthy diet.
Of course, commerce influences politics and has for many generations, it's the extent and the risks which we are concerned about. We know that the world experienced unprecedented positive growth with a large American middle class. Steady jobs abounded when we valued Made in the USA. We don't want to invent a new sort of society based on the rich getting richer. Fear mongering is at an all time high. Americans are not communist but the free market cannot be allowed free reign. Neo-conservatism was the battle cry of one of the most unpopular presidents in American history, it's clearly a failed ideology and led to an economic collapse of the middle class. If the goal was fewer people owning homes, fewer intact families, fewer people able to pay taxes then, that would have been a success. The American dream is still alive, it's our delivery we should be working on. Fear is not the answer.
Growing the market for goods in America, building infrastructure here and abroad. Valuing good work, compassionate ethics, entrepreneurship, the safety of American law. Corporations can be excellent ambassadors for American Citizens and sometimes, they reflect us well. We know how to revive the economy and spark good will between all men: For the Win | About Gen We..