|‘Big Business’ is Good! #62
by Joseph Prescia
The animosity towards ‘big business’ is most disturbing. ‘Big business’ is blamed for several things that it is not responsible for. We’ve seen ‘big business’ getting blamed for making too much money, getting too large, not giving employees enough of the profits, not solving enough of society’s problems and just being selfish. None of these reasons are against the law nor are they the concerns of politicians. If you disagree then maybe you might want the same arrogant principle applied to your personal life whereby the government can limit your personal excesses in any of these five areas (money, size, profits, societal neglect and selfishness). You see, if it’s good for “big business’ then it has to be good for your personal life too, otherwise you risk being hypocritical.
‘Big business’ like Microsoft is good, otherwise you would not have the benefits of the Internet and it’s navigation. ‘Big business’ like Ford is good, otherwise you would not have lower car costs provided with the big assembly lines. The same goes for large food and clothing chains. If anything, the government has repeatedly tried to break up a good thing (i.e. phone company, Microsoft, etc.). Does the government with all it’s unsuccessful social programs produce a genuine income or does it come from businesses that produce a profit? The answer is obvious. The United States was financially built upon free enterprise which rewards those who work. Since Socialism takes it away from free enterprise mainly in the form of abusive taxes how then could government produce prosperity? It can’t. You will have to be a friend to ‘big business’ and encourage it’s growth so that your community will continue to prosper. Government can not produce prosperity. ‘Big business’ is the result of a series of the laws of exchange whereby individuals are rewarded for work performed. Don’t you look forward to your paycheck after a week’s work? ‘Big business’ is not the problem but another phrase for jealousy towards someone else’s success.
The solution is not in reforming ‘big business’ but in changing individual lifestyles from selfishness to giving. If you can change your heart you change your life because you are going directly to the cause of the problem; the heart. Change your heart and your actions will change. Blaming ‘big business’ is a copout to personal responsibility. You are responsible for your own actions. So am I. We can not blame others for what we ourselves need to correct from within. We do not so arrogantly assert that ‘big business’ needs to pay for the problems of society. Since we live in a free country we simply exercise our individual right to change into a more loving and caring individual.
A daily reading of the Word of God will enable one to make the most dramatic changes in life. All successful self-help programs have their principles extracted from the Bible. So why not go to the source of success, the Word of God? God formed us and is therefore very knowledgeable on what we need. Once we realize that the cause is the heart we can then change so that the symptoms can disappear. God’s Word is ‘Big Business’ and ‘Big Business is Good!’
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