Good article

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by thedownhillEXPRESS, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    One of my favorite bits from the article:

    Too many CEOs, Martin said, “focus on the short-term, pump up stock prices, make a bundle, and leave the company before it all comes crashing down. That is not an ethical life, that is a miserable life.”

    Yep, Fred Smith is rich but he's a miserable man and miserable excuse for one too.
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    And that's why I can't understand libertarian ideas. It all sounds good until you realize that short term goals and profits are all that matter to many.
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I can hardly wait for the usual suspects to come on here and bash the article since The Atlantic is a liberal magazine. By the way, I'm a subscriber.
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Sweden I think it is, recently had a national referendum on top pay for executives. I recognize that limits like that would never fly in the US. I would like to see all stock bonuses held in trust until the employee is 62. I believe that if that type of compensation were regulated, we would see companies run well for the long term.

    I think it would be very hard to pass that type of regulation, but certainly easier than trying to limit executive pay.
  6. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Maybe if this country was truly Christian, but we all know money is the true sacrilege.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Great observation on the hypocrisy of Christianity, particularly "Prosperity Christians". Jesus would be appalled at most of his followers. Reminds me of the scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", where Jones chooses the most simple cup, the one Jesus would have used.
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Eh, this is a bonehead post...libertarian is generally anti-capitalist. You must have meant "Libertarian"
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I must admit, I don't know what the difference is, but from what I have seen in the past from you there is not much. I wouldn't :hangover:say anti-capitalist as much as idealistic with no way to get there from here.
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    A wiki of "libertarianism" would get you started.