Former corporate lawyer finds that corporations are sociopathic

rgw

Hall of Fame
Sep 15, 2003
20,829
1,314
223
Tuscaloosa
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/business/dealbook/corporate-governance-reform-ethics.html

Mr. Gamble has had an epiphany since retiring nearly a decade ago that is so damning of his former life that it is likely to give his ex-partners a case of agita.

He has concluded that corporate executives — the people who hired him and that his firm sought to protect — “are legally obligated to act like sociopaths.”

He made that determination about five years ago when he started to work on a novel that recently inspired him to compose a provocative essay elucidating what he calls, based on his firsthand experience, a “complex network of horribles” in corporate America. He recently shared a draft with a small number of colleagues, seeking their comments.

“The corporate entity is obligated to care only about itself and to define what is good as what makes it more money,” he writes in the essay. “Pretty close to a textbook case of antisocial personality disorder. And corporate persons are the most powerful people in our world.”
tfw you need DSM-5 to tell you today what Das Kapital could've told you over a century ago. :)
 
Last edited:

BamaInCummingGA

Scout Team
Jun 8, 2017
191
0
0
To me, it's not so much as coporations looking for ways to make money. As a business of any kind you can't survive unless you do.
My problem with alot of corporations is that they do it with little to no regard for the employees, and in growing cases, or the customers.
They also collude to do this (think cable companies - I service this area and you service that area and we can gouge the customers as we wish.
 

Go Bama

Hall of Fame
Dec 6, 2009
7,804
1,774
173
Thirteenessee
To me, it's not so much as coporations looking for ways to make money. As a business of any kind you can't survive unless you do.
My problem with alot of corporations is that they do it with little to no regard for the employees, and in growing cases, or the customers.
They also collude to do this (think cable companies - I service this area and you service that area and we can gouge the customers as we wish.
A better way to put that might be you cannot make as much money as possible unless that is the priority of your business. I have been the owner of multiple businesses and putting the customer first works well for a small business. I have worked in two offices that were financially driven and they made a lot more money than I do. I left both because it is important to me to put the patient needs first.

For a a larger company, you are absolutely right.
 

Latest threads

TideFansStore.com - Get your gear!

Purchases made through our TideFansStore.com link may result in a commission being paid to TideFans.