Running Government Like a Corporation

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Many among the upper crust in American society seem to be of the opinion that our government should conduct itself in a way that approximates as closely as possible the manner in which corporations and other business enterprises operate. This usually involves a very hierarchical, top-down structure, where those at the top have the most influence and authority within the organization. At times, this power can become almost dictatorial in nature. Many believe that the capitalists – often in the form of shareholders – should be of paramount importance in key decision-making roles, such as determining the corporate management structure and compensation for the top executives, as well as how corporate profits will be allocated among shareholders, executives, workers, etc.

Many see the key function of the corporation as maximizing profits to provide a return on investment for the shareholders. This can often be seen in both attempts to distribute…

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