authenticity. passion. transparency. credibility. individualism. creativity. originality. relevance. integrity.
[QUOTE--my comment on Dave Taylor's blog]
Psycho Capitalism is the Mammonist worship of money at any cost (excuse the pun).
Step on any morality just so long as you make filthy lucre, is their policy.
Business is historically the black sheep of the human family. Only at about the time of Buddha, Jesus, and the Roman road system did the Merchant begin to gain some status.
But historically, merchants are low life scum you cannot trust to have any honesty or morals.
I see little evidence of any moral evolution of business, which is why we must struggle to regain some ethical qualities and dignity, in contrast to the many Enrons and Martha Stewarts out there.
Google I like and support. This China situation is tricky and complex.
But I will say this: we should punish China economically for their sick, depraved, monstrosity of Mind Control BS government.
You *never* hurt business by being ethical. You *never* jeopardize your business growth by refusing to compromise with evil and tyranny.
Profits from porn, sex slavery, drugs, spam, con jobs, and business with repressive scum bag nations, like Retard China and North Korea Cult State, is "dirty blood money".
Still, I respect both Microsoft and Google, while having serious concerns about their dealings with that crap country China.
I have concerns about companies doing business with China as well. By engaging with China, we perpetuate slave labor and other unethical business practices. Yet the more contact they have with us, the more likely it is they learn about ethical business practices and perhaps adopt these values.Do we isolate China like we did South Africa? I don't really know, but I'm leaning toward some sort of constructive engagement, if possible.
I see the nations and leaders of the world as insane children.I have no interest in Domination Systems gaining any more ground, whether Psycho Capitalism (as you remark on cumbersome warranties) or Islamo-fascism or Communism.All I know for sure right now is that us bloggers and web siter operators have to keep speaking our minds, boldly and relentlessly.Each blog post or discussion forum entry casts another vote for freedom and independent thinking.I don't have any comment on Google specifically at the moment.John Battelle has been pondering this issue and writing about it on his Search Blog.
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