FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #125

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

If a company invented and patented something that would greatly benefit society–for example, a device that dramatically reduced automobile emissions–and then decided to market it at an outlandish price, would you want the government to intervene in the public’s interest?

No, not the government.

That would be a job for the public, itself.

1 Response to “FROM THE BOQ: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND ETHICS #125”


  1. 1 solosocial September 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    There are so many things we, the people, can do.

    But we don’t do them–we rely on the government to do them.

    And our government has never been as unreliable and untrustworthy as it is now.

    Our government is controlled by two major political parties–neither of which gives a damn about us.

    Ideally, we should be marching on Washington–all of us, every day–in peaceful protest, demanding that both the Republican and Democratic Parties give our government back to us.

    But we don’t. We do nothing, or we just take sides.

    Our government is no longer one of the people, by the people, and for the people, because both the Republican and Democratic Parties have taken it away from us.

    It is time for us to take it back.

    And the only way we can take our government back is to say no to both parties.

    In 1992, Americans had the opportunity to elect an independent president. Had Ross Perot been elected, many of the problems we face today could have been prevented.

    When George Washington was elected president, our government was not controlled by parties. And he was greatly dismayed, as his presidency ended, to see the government he’d helped to establish already fracturing into political parties.

    Yet in fairness, the political parties were not nearly as extremist, corrupt, and powerful as they are today. The parties were far more moderate, even at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Then, during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, the parties began changing for the worse.

    What I’m stating is that both the Republican and Democratic Parties have been taking our government away from us–decade by decade, generation after generation–for at least a century.

    And the only way we can begin to take our government back is to elect an independent president in 2016.


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