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Religion, Inc.

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Rulers make rules, ranging from the simply stated to indecipherable bureaucratese. All rules are intended to control behavior, including covert behavior, or thinking. In Corporations, Inc. rules are called policies. Rules are called sacred scriptures in Religion, Inc.

Mind Shaping

Rule making is a more direct way to control behavior. Mind shaping ends there, but not before the thinking that leads to behavior is controlled. The most familiar form of mind shaping in Corporations, Inc. is of course, advertising. In Religion, Inc. the mind shaping is known as indoctrination. Its targets are barely out of the crib and the intent is to replace budding critical thinking with the habit of seeing is believing and not vice versa.

Peddling

Corporations, Inc. sell products and services, accompanied by the caveat, buyer beware. Religion, Inc. sells the way to afterlife, accompanied by a different caveat; "be damned if you don't buy."

Conclusion

Big places of business and big places of worship are more alike than unalike, and you have probably known that for a long time, which is why this essay is short.

The one area where the two entities are more unalike than alike is in the compensation of their leaders. In that area there is no comparison. Corporations, Inc.'s leaders win hands down.

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Author of "911!", The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lur ch; America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying; and Corporate Reckoning Ahead.

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