Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sociopaths vs Altruists

Wal-Mart Executives Give Themselves 300 Million in Bonuses and Receive a 100 million dollar Tax Break

Walmart's motto: the top get theirs, everyone left gets the trickle down scraps.
You’re welcome.
Description: axpayers are not only subsidizing Walmart's low-pay workers, but also the obscene pay of top executives. Walmart reduced its tax bill $104 million by exploiting a loophole that allowed eight executives to pocket more than $298 million in bonuses. 

In short, “the bigger the executive bonuses the less Walmart pays in taxes", according to Frank Clemente, executive director at  Americans for Tax Fairness.

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Taxpayers are not only subsidizing Walmart's low-pay workers, but also the obscene pay of top executives. Walmart reduced its tax bill $104 million by exploiting a loophole that allowed eight executives to pocket more than $298 million in bonuses.
In short, “the bigger the executive bonuses the less Walmart pays in taxes", according to Frank Clemente, executive director at Americans for Tax Fairness.
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This summarizes modus operandi of the vast majority of American corporations.  These "leaders" read too much of Darwin and Wallace's early explanation for diversity in evolution.  They stopped reading before the theory explains that altruism, sharing the results of the hunt with all members of the tribe. We are currently stuck between the rich and powerful who are largely incapable of understanding the "sharing" part, which makes the species stronger.  A true turning point in history. 

If the people who have hoarded 1000 lifetimes the wealth needed to survive win out, we will shortages of water and food so severe there will be wars for control of these crucial recourses, and human life will mean nothing.  Killing off a large % of the population will serve population control but crush our development of altruism, as the leaders of the stronger tribes will kill hundreds of millions to ensure less competition for the little food that is left.  If the altruists prevail, we will have the opportunity to build a better world, since for the first time in our history we understand and can identify those who are incapable of grasping the advantages of sharing ,and keep them (sociopaths 0.9% of the population) out of positions of power.  Hitler or Gandhi?  It is up to us.

Based on Bill Hodgson’s post on June 4, 2014

Morris Creedon-McVean