- Aada Jones
- Bei Jing
Help me understand how we can have a universally owned corporation, where everyone receives dividends, and everyone can manage.
Corporations are with us. They are the great movers in politics, in wealth-creation, environmental issues, product delivery, research... in almost everything larger than a neighborhood.
Corp'ns are often villainized and rightly so. The main objection is that they have a pure greed motivation writ in law, and that they create wealth for the wealthy.
How could we create a corporation (or many) that grants non-transferable shares to every person on the planet, distributing dividends and voting rights equally?
I think an institution of that nature might be very positive, and move us in the right direction, because we do need to work together on a large scale, but we should all share the decisions and the benefits. When someone buys an SUV today, most of the world receives no compensation for the harm it causes them and their children/parents, and has little input into the decision process to make or price the product.
Anyway: TWO PRIMARY QUESTIONS:
1. What is your general response to this concept?
2. How could it be governed? I think we need to use something other than a representative democracy, but I don't know enough about decision making in groups (some TED lectures relate to this, but not specifically).
(Please don't focus too much on the legal issues.)