Why does money corrupt?
So why does it? If you have it in abundance, it fails to give meaning in the obvious ways it does when we need it to meet our basic needs. The thought that the result of our endeavour - the amount on our bank account - is subject to inevitable inflation of meaning, is hard to bear. So we explore other pathways: consumption of expensive goods and services, and comparison to other people's "wealth". This is an impulse that doesn't care about the consequences. Think environmental and social inequality. In other words: it corrupts.
Inclusivity
As Grand-Ork of the ninth subplanet in our Hadar System, I urge you to consider all beings equally and as equals. There has been a long-standing debate, that I happen to be well aware of, regarding the intrinsic worth of those fellow citizens who are in the possession of a number of tentacles that is ...
The hallmark of being human is that we can carry a story within us that aspires to more than our own pleasure, to a goal beyond the satisfaction of what we momentarily desire
The best of lies make up the unstable truth for our unstable times
The economy now
Those essential services, the doctors nurses shopkeepers farmers truckers, plus we the people sitting at home playing with themselves or each other while connected to the global brain via the Internet - that IS the economy now. It might be hard enough to save that economy, so let's stop talking about the abstract beast 'economy' which was nothing but an upward redistribution scheme selling the masses fake happiness to compensate for their fake work.
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Exodus 41
And Moses sayeth unto the LORD I implore you my LORD, could you give me a glass of water? The LORD, comfortably seated was holding in His hand a celestial glass of water. But His heart was capricious and on that day, He did not feel like charity, nor did the thought cross His mind ...
Corporate Social Responsibility also means: to manufacture the kind of desires in your customers that don't lead to the degradation of the ecosystem.
Profit maximization is a 'clean', strong forcing idea, i.e. one that allows for the abstraction from local context. It binds human actions together in a social structure that proves very hard to disentangle. Communal welfare cannot abstract from life in this way. The internal motivation hinges on local outcomes and thus erodes, leading either to societal collapse or suppression, which represent more primitive forcing ideas, namely following orders and immediate survival.