Thursday, July 12, 2012

Best for the company

A while ago I heard of someone saying something to the effect of this,
I don't believe that the decision to do X would benefit anyone, but it's the best for the company.
No matter what Romney says, corporations are not people. Corporations do not have values or desires the same way people do. When we say "Y is the best decision for the company", it is ambiguous whether we mean Y is the best thing for its employees, its customers, its investors, or its other stakeholders.

Maybe this ambiguity is intentional. Maybe we ourselves are confused. Or maybe we are too afraid to acknowledge who we're really trying to benefit at everyone else’s expense.

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