The old conservative principle was to help business to better the national economy. Sure they’re a dirty oil company, but their OUR dirty oil company. Cut corporate taxes to support them, subsidies to encourage growth, ease regulations, which in turn benefits us all- like giving the ball to your fastest player. But it doesn’t hold up anymore, global conglomerates are their own team now. There are more companies than countries in the top 100 global economies. They’ve only got a national loyalty as far as it suits their marketing schemes.
So if you’re the CEO of one of these giant humanity suckers, what’s your best strategy?
Try and make every market and every consumer as predictable as possible. Same stores in every town, same television stations, same currencies, same measly reward points available for disclosing all your consumer details. Make them all identical as consumers, but exploit the religious differences to keep them shooting at each other- so they won’t discover who the real enemy is. If they’re not all religious, uh, sell them some bullshit about freedom and democracy- that ought to work.
What are the major obstacles to global success?
For one there needs to be a leveling out. The richest nations have been living far to luxuriously by comparison to the poorest places. A consistent global populace would be considerably easier to manage operations through. Just think of all the money conglomerates spend learning about new markets, different laws, trading currencies and translating languages. If you make all nations and all people roughly the same, all these costs are eliminated. . . ..The first step was to force the quality of rich nation goods as far down as possible (thanks Walmart), the second step is to convince people to work longer for less.
Beware the biggest enemy of globalization.
Most importantly though, the middle class in rich nations needs to be lowered to the status of working poor. They’ve got too much access to information and too much leisure time; they just might figure the game out. Solution: create a farce “depression” scare so that they’ll work longer hours for less money and come home too tired and indebted to do much else besides watch television.
or you could just put a brain chip in the flu vaccine, whatever works….
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