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Scenario 1:

Let’s say I have a great idea for a business. I want to give it a whirl, I’ve secured appropriate funding (investors and loans), and I am gonna make this thing happen!! I open my business and things are going GREAT! Things start going downhill, and then I get into trouble, financially. I try to sell the business, but no takers. I am done for. The bank and investors get all their money, but I’ve lost the business, my house, my savings, and my family and I are destitute and homeless.

Scenario 2:

The same scenario, except this time, I incorporate, in other words, I become a corporation. This means that I have some protections when going into business. If things go bad, the bank and investors get everything, except my personal stuff. Imagine things go downhill in this scenario. Several things can happen. I can still try to sell the business to someone who thinks they can make it work. If that doesn’t work, I go under, the bank and investors take ALL the business assets and I have to walk away, jobless, without an income, but my family and I are not homeless on the street. If I had 6 months savings, for just in case I lost my job, the bank and/or government can’t take that money. So, I don’t have to go on welfare or whatever, I can look for a job before my savings run out.

Scenario 2 is better for me, better for my family, and better for the country. If everyone whose business went under had everything taken away from them, there would be a ton more people on the public welfare rolls. This is BAD for everyone. Also, without these legal protections, why would anyone take the risk of starting a business? And, small businesses (having under 50 employees) provide 68% of the jobs in America. If no one started businesses, all those other people would be out of luck. It just makes sense to have legal protections that separate business from personal funds.

So, what are corporations? They are people who have legal protections against being destitute. That’s pretty much it, in a nutshell.

Saying that corporations are not people is like saying that workers are not people because they are a group. “Workers” are make up of people, and so are corporations. This business about corporations being people is only an issue because people don’t know what it means to incorporate. Businesses are run by people And, they aren’t wizards behind curtains, either. All the info you need about a corporation is public information. Take advantage of that, and dispel this idea that corporations are run by faceless, nameless entities. Nope. They’re run by real people, just like you and me.

Well, I’ve kind of found my niche in taking more complex or incredibly boring ideas and making them plain. I usually use a bit of humor to translate them, so to speak, so that they are more accessible to those who really do not care to become well versed in the language of the founders and those of different epochs, or who are just snoozing by the time they get three sentences into a monologue, however eloquent.

 

I have taken classes in the art of translating intralingually (within the same language), and I home school. Honestly, the home schooling, with children that ask a BILLION questions has prepared me greatly. We have our dinner (my folks come to eat with us several times a week), and we discuss the issues of the day. Afterward, I spend a lot of time explaining the topics covered, and giving definitions for words used at the table. Seriously, it got to where I challenged myself to define any word in less than 10 words. Try it sometime! 😉

 

Back to topics, I do tend to add some bizarre imagery and do some analogies that make things more fun for the reader, more relatable to life in modern form. It’s easier to remember things when they are made clear and are in your language, no? Just ask any foreign exchange student encountering American slang for the first time…

 

The reason I started this is because all of the political fights we are having right now have already been fought. All the “new” economic and political theory that is being touted as revolutionary is actually quite regressive. It’s all been said before, it’s all been USED before, but we just don’t read about it (thanks government schools!). I hope you caught the sarcasm on that last bit, there…I was laying it on pretty thick.

 

So, what I want to know is: what do you want to know? Do y’all have any topics, questions, concerns, etc. that you’d like for me to cover? Because, let me tell you…I’ll keep coming up with stuff on my own. Be forewarned, I like economics, as well as government and politics.

 

Leave a comment and we’ll get your questions answered! For those who are new, please feel free to see the series that I’ve written on the electoral college and a bill being passed.

 

But, I’m up for anything. If I don’t know (and more importantly, cannot, in a reasonable amount of time, find out, I’ll let you know), but feel free to ask about whatever. I’ve had a weird life, and experienced many things. So, come on! Give it a try…you know you wanna! 🙂

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