One thing about the News stations are that they only tell you the bad news that they know you’ll watch, and this makes sense, the new station is a business trying to make money and not giving the public what they want is a sure way to go out of business. But to me it seems that fear and guilt are the main news items. This is sad.
If you think about it, it’s kind of a paradox, when a news station complains about large businesses when they themselves are a large business too! The problem with news stations is that they need to stay in business, and hating companies and point out the few bad ones keeps viewership high.
So, it’s up to business and financial bloggers to explain why we should NOT hate businesses!
Global Perspective: Why We Should Not Hate Businesses:
Historically, businesses are what have made USA a superpower in the world. It’s the USA capitalism model and the products that enabled America to be the envy of practically all of the other countries. The lightbulbs, cars, mass production, medical and technological advances were all be created by the capitalism! This is why both Russia and China have scrapped their old socialism models and have introduced capitalism or a derivation of it in their societies. After years of problems, both of these powerhouse nations realize they were wrong and adjusted their ideology to reward those that put forth great efforts. Both countries have learned that personal risk taking and working long hard hours should be rewarded, or else nobody tries and the entire country stagnates and starts to decay.
National Perspective: Why We Should Not Hate Businesses:
As I watch the 99% protesters complaining about the top 1%, I notice that they all have bottled water, large coffee house lattes, and other things made by the businesses that they are indirectly protesting about. It’s very ironic and makes them look a bit naïve in my opinion. Perhaps I’m past the age where I let others influence my thinking (like liberal professors), and instead use my own personal experiences and common sense to influence my opinion on matters. I guess that old saying “with age comes wisdom”, has some element of true after all.
Local Perspective: Why We Should Not Hate Businesses:
From a local perspective, large businesses are the ones that pay people money so they can provide for their families and actually have a very decent lifestyle. The middle class in most other countries aren’t like the middle classes in the USA. In most other countries, the middle class have just a little money left over to buy luxuries like make up for women, and perhaps something like a cheap radio. In the United States, the middle class has all of that and goes on trips that would make the middle classes in other countries think that our middle class is rich.
So if businesses builds our houses, makes medicines for us to overcome illnesses that could kill us, makes our cars, creates cloths for us to wear, and provides food for us to eat cheaply, why do we hate them so?
I think we should be proud of our businesses and that fact that we have such a great lifestyle! Even when comparing the middle classes in other Developed countries, we come out ahead… In fact, our middle class (and working class) is the top of the heap… Why do we want to change from being the best out there to something that isn’t? Perhaps creating a negative spin on the country helps politician get elected (the slogan Yes We Can comes to mine)
In general, I don’t understand why Socialism and wealth redistribution seems to be the answer from the white house and extreme liberal democratsl… We know from history that such ideas are losers…
Perhaps we bloggers that exist in the business and finance niche should explain the way it really is, in a common sense style. After all, we have no hidden agenda and the majority of us want everybody to succeed. We all benefit when our country is successful with great businesses…
What do you think? If you hate businesses (in general, not the exceptions), state your reasons below.