Sunday, July 3, 2011

Corporate Greed verse Pay It Forward

Today, some American people learned to be all about their self. The most serious spiritual problem in the country today is reckless and untrammeled greed. How can one ordinary person, make a positive difference in this world?   One way is the practice of "paying it forward." Starting a revolution–it begins with us! “Pay it forward” does save a life and will make the world a better place. But, it is going to take everyone coming together to start working together. Many America people are so busy working and thank care of their family they do not realize what is going in the world. The purpose of this article is to educate and show how corporate greed is affecting the world, and show how positive, beneficial and powerful of paying it forward really is.

There is nothing wrong with having money. There is nothing wrong with wealth. It is a personal choice to work hard enough to make a lot of money to have extra things. As, long that as greed does not involves using wealth to gain power over others, sometimes by denying others wealth or power.(Kuntz, 2010).  Greed has produced rash tax cuts that have given money to the rich and in effect taken it away from the poor. Greed is responsible for the fact that so many Americans have no health insurance and the fact that the recent reform of Medicare was a fraud. Greed is responsible for the obscene salaries of CEOs. In the '90s the ratio of CEO compensation to average workers' compensation was 250 to 1, meaning that the boss earned on his first day of work during a year as much as the worker did in a whole year. (Greeley, 2004). Greed is actually defined as "terrorism".

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Corporate greed vs. public good, where America shops, behind the yellow smiley-face of the all-American Wal-Mart myth is a company that is the largest foreign importer in the nation, where workplace policies may mean workers need two jobs and depend upon public support to get by. From AFL-CIO by Jane Birnbaum

The NLC found and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported last year that in Managua, Nicaragua, Wal-Mart has been among retailers using the Chentex sweatshop to manufacture private-label goods. While Wal-Mart says it has a code of conduct guaranteeing workers' rights for anyone sewing Wal-Mart garments around the world, Chentex's Taiwanese owners fired in 2000 union leaders asking for raises for workers making less than $5.30 a day for a 10-hour day, or less than 53 cents an hour.

With President George W. Bush promising on the campaign trail to "look South" and Congress last year enacting the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act, which extends to Caribbean and Central American nations no-tariff benefits similar to those under the North American Free Trade Agreement, this region is poised for an explosion of garment sweatshops, says Clark University's Ross. Central America is extremely convenient for retailers and it offers lower shipping costs than Asia.

But the region also is where union leaders, often women, routinely are threatened by employers, according to the Support Team International for Textile as, a network of women community and union organizers. Only such factory clients as Wal-Mart and the Bush administration, which the Walton family backed with huge campaign donations, can ensure workers are protected, Ross adds. (In the 2000 election cycle, Republican Party committees received $100,000 from John Walton, $81,000 from Jim Walton and $10,000 from Alice Walton, the children of the deceased Sam Walton, while reaping another $75,000 from the company and $384,000 from other board members, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

President Douglas Dority agrees. "You have Wal-Mart, this mammoth retailer, lowering living standards worldwide by busting union efforts, intimidating workers, driving down wages and disobeying worker protection laws," he says. "We must make Wal-Mart respect workers and obey the law, or the company will lower living standards for all workers.  
Thanks to an almost complete lack of regulation, the executives on Wall Street were able to gamble our economy for their own personal gain, ignoring ethics and in some cases breaking law along the way. (Celente, 2011). A century ago, it was Republican President Theodore Roosevelt who advocated for a progressive income tax and an estate tax. In the 1930s, it was Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt, who dealt with the economic and societal carnage that under-regulated financial markets inflicted on the nation during the Great Depression. With those hard lessons learned, the federal government acted on behalf of the common citizen to limit Wall Street’s freewheeling ways and to impose high tax rates on excessive wealth. So, during Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency of the 1950s, the marginal tax rate on the top tranche of earnings for the richest Americans was about 90 percent. When Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, the top rate was still around 70 percent. By slashing income tax rates to historically low levels – and only slightly boosting them under President Clinton before dropping them again under George W. Bush – the U.S. government essentially incentivized greed or what Ayn Rand liked to call “the virtue of selfishness.” (Parry, 2011).  Now, corporation greed is taking or stealing from people to sure they gain profits for the there corporation. What this means is that they are doing all the taking and they are not giving noting back. Sooner or later,  the corporate power will crash as history repeat itself.

Pay it forward tells a story about a young boy who has an idea to help as many people in this world as he can. His idea was to "Help three people" in life and in return they "Pay it forward" by helping three and the cycle goes on. The “Power of 3″ refers to the 3 key systems at work in a human being…body, mind, and spirit. The Power of 3 describes the direct result of a complete balance and unification in all 3 dynamics.  When one falls out of balance, the other will suffer.  All 3 are connected and will bear the brunt of a system’s misalignment with its purpose. (Power of 3 Life, 2011).

Pay It Forward - Secret to live and success - Pay it forward. The secret we've used to earn 6-figures per month online.
Awesome concept! Great way to live our lives!  What if the whole world practiced this all the time?  Incredible world!  - Gloria Houghton. Try it.  Start a trend.  Help someone out before this weekend is over.  Maybe they are stuck in the mud, broke down, lost, broke, stranded, hopeless, homeless, or whatever.  Put out your hand and do something.  It doesn’t have to be money.  It can be a ride, a phone call, or even directions.  (Scott, 2011).
Back in history greed always’ destroy people, towns, and economy’s’. (David E. Y. Sarna, 2010).  Greed and neglect, much of it encouraged and abetted by the United States in the twentieth century. (Kramer, 1983). The world can seem like an unfriendly, threatening place, yet everyone all want safety, health, and happiness for their selves and their loved ones. Anyone can change people’s attitudes about the world through them unobtrusive acts of kindness. Spread the word. If the person thanks you and wants to “repay” you (that is, pay it “back”), let them know that what you’d really like is for them to pay it “forward” — you’d like them to do something nice for three people they don’t know, and ask those three people to do something nice for three more people. The idea is to consciously increase the goodness of the world. The secret to success in any business and life! So pay it forward. And it will pay you back in one way or another! Pay it forward; make the world better one small act of kindness at a time. (Joy, 2010).

This Article was by Michelle At People's Natural Living:

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