Can we all just help each other?
I wish I worked for Good, Corp, where I could just show up to work and be confident I was doing good for the world.
For years I’d thought about working for a non-profit company…At long last I landed a job with a non-profit healthcare provider. It didn’t turn out to be much different from the for-profit sector…A few weeks ago I was in the elevator with a manager who has worked there for years. She was practically giddy about the layoffs: she said they’d make the non-profit more efficient, which would enable it to fulfill its mission statement more effectively. Here it was again, the mantra of shareholder value in a new form. As long as organizations serve abstract ends rather than flesh-and-blood people, it doesn’t matter whether those abstractions represent stockholders, customers, or even the common good. – Work, Crimethinc (Bold-ing mine)
Abstraction is the problem, not capitalism, not communism, but serving abstract ideas rather than real people.