Friday, July 17, 2009

Your career: It's what's for dinner!


The problem with sticking it to business [through taxation] is that ultimately business doesn't get stuck. Taxwise, a company is just a bunch of incorporation papers; all taxes are paid by people -- customers, shareholders, and employees. And guess who would bear most of the burden of these tax increases? It's the U.S. employees of the companies being taxed.

Leave it to the people at the top to tell it like it is!

Of course, if the people who worked for a company had any say in its operations, such burdens might be placed elsewhere -- for instance, on executive compensation or shareholder dividends -- freeing up revenue for whatever initiatives people want.

The fact that executives and shareholders allocate profits with a view to their own self-interest while employees supplicate themselves for the right to live owes only to the imbalance of power which exists between them -- an imbalance which rests squarely at the heart of capitalist relations.

A different outcome presupposes different relations. As I like to say, it would be good to change them.

And the reason is as the saying goes: If you don't have a seat at the table, don't be surprised when you end up on the menu.

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