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HP Fires Father of OOP

EarthTone Re:HP Slogans (697 comments)

What should be promoted is the concept of *community* corporations, which is discussed in detail in the book Going Local, by Michael Shuman. They operate just like normal corporations, only they require a residency restriction on stockholders to anchor the corporation to the community. This prevents it from taking flight when it wants cheaper labor or weaker regulations available elsewhere. When the workers, owners and customers are all primarily part of the same community, business decisions require more thought and consensus besides what will raise the bottom line. It is a fascinating hybrid of capitalist and socialist values, having the best of both (competition, private ownership, decentralization, sustainable economics) without the bad (govt. bureaucracy/corruption, central planning).

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