yes..but less so now. What was once good growth has turned into a cancerious tumor

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perfect descriptor. Large corporations are usually self-serving, and have no real commitment or loyalty to their society (eg, shifting overseas to increase profits). They tend to not be well-regulated by government or civil society due to their power and influence. They often monopolise an industry, to the detriment of small business, thereby dominating the resources and market, pushing the profits into the hands of a few shareholders. They use influence to shift goverment policy to strengthen their position. They do provide employment, and sometimes do small-scale conscience-salve charity work.

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A famous economist whose name I forget said this 'growth should not always be a constant, like all things in life you grow to a point and then you develop, we have well passed the stage where growth is good'

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Well you have a computer to ask that question and you are not outside plowing right now so, I suppose that would be one of the few positive aspects.

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jobs, products or service. And some pay taxes.

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If restrained by governments inclined to do so, they can provide prosperity and employment. Left unchecked they suck the life out of the societies in which they operate, turning us into zombies and coarsening the lives we lead.

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