Corporations Should Pay a Living Wage or Face the Death Penalty
If businesses can’t pay a living wage, they should get the corporate death penalty.
Doing business in America – and pretty much every other developed country in the world – is a privilege, not a right.
In order to do business, you, or you and a group of participants, must petition a Secretary of State for a business license.
If your petition is granted, you will be given to set of privileges ranging from the ability to deduct from your income taxes the costs of your meals (if you discuss business), to a whole variety of special tax breaks, incentives, and immunities from prosecution for things that, had you done them as an individual, you might otherwise go to prison for.
When we set up this country more than 200 years ago, we established some of these privileges, and associated with them some pretty heavy responsibilities.
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