Todays Target Corporate America

I keep hoping I will become comfortably numb to the ridiculous antics of Corporate America.  But is seems as if I need to vent first, then maybe I can put it all behind me. I don’t want to give people the idea that I am against all business and commerce. Because that is not the case. Commerce and Business makes the world go around and provides me with many comforts and conveniences.

For reference sake, it is not love that makes the world go around. It is love that keeps an eye on it all. And occasionally interrupts the world’s progress towards self destruction.

Anyway, why am I discriminating against Corporate America today? Because despite it’s valiant efforts at continuing to take care of me and my family; it is still a tremendously corrupted and sorrowful group of money loving evil doers. OK, to be fair, not everyone who runs a business is a greedy fat cat. But overall, it seems as if many corporate executives, cannot see past a dollar sign. And that lack of vision cause me to feel discriminatory.

To wit:

Lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and supposed Health Care Companies. These are people who are supposed to be trying to make people’s lives better. There are no less than 72 different active cases against these Companies. These are not allegations only but have been substantiated by the fact that a judge has agreed to hear the case against them.

Class Action Lawsuits against Corporate America.  I could not even start to count how many of these there are, because I do not want to spend the time doing so. Suffice it to say there a a lot. Like a boatload. Like a Cruise Ship Load. Like a Tanker Load.

And numerous self reported insider stories on Corporate Greed   Anyway, I am sure you get the idea. It is time for people to #discriminate against Corporate America along with me. It is OK, really.

Please comment as to your own experiences and join me in being discriminatory. If you dare.


Why Discriminating is not bad

Everyone does it. We all formulate opinions about the ideas, attitudes, opinions and choices that people make and hold. It is natural. And then once we formulate our personal opinion, we discriminate. It is part of the neurological process that everyone in a social environment must undertake to prevent information overload.

Although this study involves economic consequence Toward an Understanding of why People Discriminate it is essentially stating that everyone discriminates. Check this:

Social scientists have presented evidence that suggests discrimination is ubiquitous: women, nonwhites, and the elderly have been found to be the target of discriminatory behavior across several labor and product markets. Scholars have been less successful at pinpointing the underlying motives for such discriminatory patterns. We employ a series of field experiments across several market and agent types to examine the nature and extent of discrimination. Our exploration includes examining discrimination based on gender, age, sexual orientation, race, and disability. Using data from more than 3000 individual transactions, we find evidence of discrimination in each market. Interestingly, we find that when the discriminator believes the object of discrimination is controllable, any observed discrimination is motivated by animus. When the object of discrimination is not due to choice, the evidence suggests that statistical discrimination is the underlying reason for the disparate behavior.

So are we going to feel bad because we all discriminate? Are you going to try to avoid having your own opinions about other people’s ideas or attitudes?

I am not going to feel bad about it. In fact, I am going to identify those ideas, attitudes, opinions and choices that I believe need to be discriminated against. In some cases, I may give reasons. But in most, I am thinking it will be obvious why they find themselves #discriminated