In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #01820

Submission Number:
01820
Commenter:
Ted Killian
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Capitalism is okay, in most instances, but like everything else, there should be limits and a modicum of control (like rules of the road for traffic) to keep its worst impulses from any gross abuse of power. The buying up and gutting of companies (places where people work and family livings are made) for the express intent of raping, reaping, and destroying them for profit is wrong on so many levels. It is currently popular in some circles to think of corporations as "people" too. However, corporations do not have consciences - not in even the least bit. They have no "feelings" for their fellows, and no community or social impulses except those that might be imposed from without. They are incapable. Rules against such behavior, such unbridled greed, must be put in place and kept in place because there is nothing else to keep those "worst impulses" from running rampant.