Sunday, April 7, 2013

Not All Corporate CEOs are Greedy Bastards

The Blog has often been accused by some of his conservative, capitalist, pro-corporate friends and critics of being anti-corporation, anti-capitalism and anti-profit.

Some of those accusations are not, entirely, without merit.

But, since The PC happens to be the CEO of a (very) small corporation that seeks to make a profit, those accusations are, mostly, bullshit.

What The PC is against is corporate greed.

Those Randian robber barons who put massive profits for themselves and their shareholders before the best interest of their employees and customers.

Even today, 30 years after the "greed is good" generation rose to corporate power, there are still some companies who put the greater good before the bottom line.

Costco and Starbucks come to mind, off the top of my head.

Which brings us to this story.

"Jiffy Mix" muffin mixes were a staple in my home when I was growing up. (Blueberry and Corn, mostly.)

To tell you the truth, I don't think that I have ever bought a "Jiffy Mix" product, ever, in my adult life.

But, I just might have to start.

CEOs and their corporations do not have to be greedy SOBs to be successful.

My conservative friends like to claim that the government just needs to get out of the way of business.


I propose that we do away with the lists of regulations that "stand in the way" of business and replace them with one, simple regulation.

We could call it, "The Premature Curmudgeon Act."

If you can not make a comfortable profit without raping the environment, exploiting your employees, ripping off your customers and dodging fair taxation, then you can not be in business.


And, one note to the "Jiffy Mix" company...

You really should consider replacing your artificial blueberries with the real thing.

That would be "win/win."

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