Evan McKenzie on the rise of private urban governance and the law of homeowner and condominium associations. Visit evanmckenzie.wikispaces.com for my published articles and services.
Those silly liberals can no longer deny that there is income mobility in America!
In "When Companies Become Countries" (4/9/12), "Dilbert" cartoonist Scott Adams speculates about "when the first multinational company will form its own country to avoid wars, government red tape, and corporate taxes.""The corporate government would look a lot like the Chinese government. In other words, it would be efficient in terms of profit, while giving up freedoms that employees are already accustomed to giving up. For example, company employees don't have freedom of speech when it comes to criticizing management. Somehow we live with that restriction and it doesn't seem too onerous. "Last year the New York Times reported that "Companies Spend on Equipment, Not Workers" (6/9/11).Companies that are looking for a good deal aren’t seeing one in new workers.Workers are getting more expensive while equipment is getting cheaper, and the combination is encouraging companies to spend on machines rather than people....“Everything should be as automated as it can be. We just can’t afford to compete with countries like China on labor costs, especially when workers are getting even more expensive.”...To add insult to injury, much of the equipment used to replace American workers is made by workers abroad, meaning that capital spending is going overseas.
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