Simply awesome, watertiger!
Get thy t-shirt now.
We fail to recognize the fact that we're alone out there in terms of trying to achieve the objective of forcing the Iranians to give up their nuclear weapons.Ever the paranoid. Nice that he's out of the White House.
Everybody's in a giant conspiracy to achieve a different objective than the one we want to achieve.
Breaking free of this rigid top-down system and liberating workers to enjoy the freedom (and responsibility) of being human would represent a profound change for our society, a great leap forward in our social development as a people. As it happens, the shift to more cooperative and respectful workplaces can also yield economic gain for the nation. As numerous academic studies have shown and outstanding companies already understand, collaborative relationships between top management and the workforce are more productive and profitable. Instead of being ruled by fierce conflicts, the different elements within these companies share information constantly and steadily improve by learning from their mistakes. The profits are shared because the workers are also the owners.Ah, the eschaton. It is so goddamned All-American to equate the "good life" with wealth, isn't it? I'm not knocking Greider here - he is a soulful observer, and he clearly is touching (or at least sensing) "the hem" - but I am struck by how entrenched is the vulgarity of money and property in these meditations. No matter how you structure it, profit is always defined at the expense of the other. You can dance around this all you like, but greed is greed. One can at least commend the social darwinists and meritocrats for their naked recognition of this, and their implicit (and sometimes explicit) credo that "Greed is Good."
This reorganization of employment and ownership cannot be commanded from afar, because it requires everyone--workers and bosses--to change...A nod to the incontrovertible fact that an enlightened society will ever lie in wait until the excruciatingly slow process of enlightenment, one human being at a time, reaches a critical mass.
That change is very difficult for people to achieve in any setting.Yes, indeed. But then he goes on to sabotage this important observation with a with the beginnings of a "prescription" that, I would submit, snaps the average reader right back into our hierarchical fantasy-land:
Government can encourage the pursuit, however, by setting out some incentives and loose guidelines...Ay yi yi.