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Are You Doing Your Part to Support Big Business?

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Here's a simple check list from Big Business to make sure your on track:

1)       Are you banking with one of the big international, national or regional banks?   You should be.   If you're still doing your bank at a local bank or credit union you are not doing your part to seal your fate as a peon.

2)       Are you driving miles and miles to save a buck at the shopping centers, premium outlets and big box stores that are committed to imported goods and low-paid workers?   No!   Well, you're not wasting enough gas and wear and tear on your car to help drive us all off the peak-oil cliff.

3)       Are you eating enough processed and fast food?   If not, you're not supporting the sustainable poverty cycle of taxpayer subsides to mega agriculture to feed the population to obesity and return profits to lobby for more government subsidies.

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4)       Are you using your credit or debit card to pay for every purchase you make?   If not, you are starving the Big Banking of 3.5% in merchant fees, perpetual nickels and dimes in transaction fees, the chance to sock you with account fees and those usury interest payments that will fuel your eventual uncompromised oppression.   If you're using cheap, convenient, accepted nearly everywhere cash, you suck!

5)       Are you buying into the one of the many just-right-for-you high-fee, risky Wall Street retirement accounts and funds that over the years have implied the expectation of high returns and instead wiped-out huge percentages of your principle?   Why stop now?   Oh, yeah, savings interest is so low you will have nothing accept all the money that you worked for so earnestly.   Come on, for the freedom that comes with nothing left to lose, put it all at risk and let the Wall Street get another shot at stealing it.

6)       Are you buying enough cheap, imported goods?   This is vital.   Those dollars you save by buying sweatshop products keep the overseas oppression mills humming, and in return you get inferior products that last until Tuesday when you can mindlessly spend your time unemployed shopping again.

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Okay, now you know.   So, review the list above again, for now is the time to ask not what Big Business can do to you, but what you can do to screw yourself for Big Business.


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Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration (more...)

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