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by on March 21, 2013
The Crimson Permanent Assurance

The Crimson Permanent Assurance
(from The Meaning of Life by Monty Python)

Corporations are the dominant institution of our time.*

They call themselves ‘person’.

As in the development of a real person, there comes a point where it feels it is God, i.e. “I am the whole world.”

That’s why, growing up, corporations (including banks) need boundaries!

In an article discussing The Corporation, even The Economist called them The lunatic you work for!**

Follow the money up the food chain, and you’d be surprised to learn how many of us in fact work for banks. A popular book on wealth, Rich dad, poor dad. Explains quite clearly the advantages of founding a corporation. That’s certainly one way to go: we should ALL start forming corporations, left right and center. This was the idea behind ich-ag, popular in Germany for a short while, never heard of again.

The other solution would be to re-think corporations as such. Why should some soulless entities be allowed to call themselves ‘person’, and cover all their expenses with pre-tax (i.e.) our dollars?

We’re so well trained to immediately respond with “well they create jobs”.
But isn’t it much rather an income we want?
All our new inventions, efficient machinery and better organisation – all exploited primarily by corporations that have a non-democratic hierarchical structure.

This cuts through to the very basic question of how we want to live.

If you feel the government is making the wrong decisions, and have more worthwhile ideas, you can do it like rockstars in England, and fund a comedy movie.

To take wind out of the sails of the system as a whole (save the planet), quit working altogether…use up your capital (but remember: every purchasing decision is a vote!)

Go on strike, give all your income to tax-deductible charities (i.e. not us) …or… go see a movie!

The Corporation, free on youtube.

** The sign-off was something like “If you don’t like it, go to North Korea.” Those are my options? Don’t get me wrong, I like The Economist. Well written, clear language… and I’m sure they too have written about money with better democratic control (Chicago Plan?), or companies like Semco. Though, maybe not (yet) about Economy for the Common Good, Plan B, or Positive Money.


Banks need Boundaries! is dedicated to reforming how money is created, and addresses some of the current system’s symptoms directly.

Click for more crazy ideas on how to live with corporations.

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