Friday, November 07, 2003

Stream Of Commute - October 7, 2003

(these are spontaneous thoughts, flowing from head to keyboard, on the daily commute)

bush - cult - where he gets his information - only from trusted advisers - no outside sources


philip morris - buying stock - limited punitive damages - movie about guy who leads property assault on philip morris stockholders - goes to trial - only does so for publicity - in the end agrees with torn prosecutor who becries tactics even if robin hoody - calls it off when convicted - explains only to cause controvery, so information would be reported


corporate purpose - high punitive damages against philip morris probably doesn't work - shift more sales globally to marketing to kids and bring profits back to pay judgements and to regroup politically and pay politicians and lobbyists - how to stop this would be to require corporate purpose style legislation - you must obey american laws to operate in america - WHEREVER and WHENEVER you operate - in order to avoid race to the bottom - if evidence can be shown that living two codes, and breaking american charter responsiblity, then death penalty - trial by jury - this the only way to effectively combat race to the bottom globalism - since our market has so much money, you either play by the rules, or be consigned to the poorer markets where you can prey - little practically we can do about that - but we can control our own ship, and determine who is worthy and honorable enough to do business with us