Social Contract: No Corp is an Island

And Elizabeth Warren unmasks the logical and ethical duplicity bound up in the “I got mine” mentality of corporate America and their political backers.

Corporate greed is robbery from present and future generations of humanity and shameless usury from the natural abundance that belongs to all of us, human and non-human alike. The enemies of our future: we have seen them, and they are us–the self-absorbed shareholders of the corporations that sell us seeds, food, entertainment, bank loans, automobiles, computers, and bombers. Paying your fair share is not class warfare. Stop the whining.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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