Anti-public- corruption-compliance

Anti-public-corruption compliance is the latest global buzzword and it may be take in the literal sense.  Compliance with corruption that is not in the public interest.

The US had Enron which begat Sarbanes-Oxley.  Hegelian dialectic at it’s best, problem, reaction, “solution”.

If you work for a US company no doubt you have been through something called compliance training.  If you have been in the workforce for some time you should find the cognitive dissonance of the whole thing unbearable.  I was thinking of a Soviet style re-education gulag upon viewing every one of the 41 slides outlining how I as an employee must comply with rule my government blatantly refuses to enforce.

Anti-trust.  When was the last time the US government enforced any of the concepts of anti-trust?  Was it with Microsoft?

Anti-trust- when companies operate in collaboration?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…

Ya, but I was perfectly happy with Winblows 98.  It worked fine and did just about everything I wanted to do with a computer.  Since then software has been driven into subscription based licensing with forced “upgrades” with their associated fees.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIAA

If these people had their way you would pay every time you listen, view anything over any medium.

How about the medical industry.  Are your records “private”.

http://www.patientprivacyright…

Anyway the meme here is that they want to sell you something.  They want you to comply, even when they do not.  The slippery slope of labor vs capital has labor loosing by a wide margin.  I have a pdf file stating employees are personally legally liable for guess what, Damages to the company.

For something you did in the course of doing business while in their employ.

Yup, they just about own you.

You are all totally aware and up on your global compliance issues aren’t you.

Remember also that legal insurance does not cover issues between you and the company.

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  1. Anyway the meme here is that they want to sell you something.  They want you to comply, even when they do not.  The slippery slope of labor vs capital has labor loosing by a wide margin.  I have a pdf file stating employees are personally legally liable for guess what, Damages to the company.

    For something you did in the course of doing business while in their employ.

    Yup, they just about own you.

    but why isn’t being used? Edwards was on the right track, but he needed to be more concrete.

    labor, eminent domain… two issues that could change how citizens deal with politicians. it isn’t voting in the a politician that will save us… it’s revising the way we see our role in the political system

  2. Oh, and if you’re looking for a subscription-free OS, try Linux.  Ubuntu is pretty easy to set up and use.  (And it’s free and open.  Plus there are places that do it all for you, like ZaReason.  I got my laptop through them, and I’ve been very happy with it.)  There are also places to get the necessary media codecs so you can view your movies and listen to your music.  The DMCA doesn’t exist in every country.  Yet.  There’s only a few things I have trouble viewing on the net (but that could be in part due to the security precautions I take when browsing).  For the most part, I don’t miss them.

    • Pluto on March 9, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Anti-trust.  When was the last time the US government enforced any of the concepts of anti-trust?  Was it with Microsoft?

    It was that piece-of-shit Scalia that pretty much killed anti-trust law with his Microsoft decision. This was during the Clinton years with Reno as AG. Who the hell nominated him, anyway?

    If we brought back only ONE facet of the Federal Law — anti-trust — it would pretty much reverse everything that has gone wrong with our economy.

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