A sociopath and a corporation have identical incentive structures and motivations:
Both sociopaths and corporations exist for the sole purpose of self-centered goals - sociopaths want a variety of things (money, power, sex, etc.) while corporations are solely focused upon making money.
Neither has an internal sense of morality and, barring intervention from a more powerful authority, both are willing to exploit others in service of their goal; just as how a sociopath may be willing to lie, cheat and steal their way through life, a corporation is willing to use child-sweatshop labor to depress costs.
Both sociopaths and corporations are constrained through risk/reward analysis - sociopaths weigh the value or pleasure of doing something immoral against the legal/social risks, while corporations weigh the profit of their actions against the cost of legal/social actions against their agenda.
In the end, we have to develop both sensitivities and thick skins in this gambit called This American Life. Brumback makes his claim to some of those contradictions and dichotomies in his book. He can be contacted by the reader here for more information on ordering the book. Gary Brumback.
"I want to be an honest man and a good writer, as James Baldwin was. I greatly admired him. He once told a story that I used in the third volume of Memory of Fire. He was very young, and he was walking down the street with a friend, a painter. They stop at a red light. 'Look,' says the friend. Baldwin sees nothing, except a dirty pool of water. The friend insisted: 'Look at it, really.' So Baldwin takes a good look and sees a spot of oil spreading in the puddle. In the spot of oil, he sees a rainbow, and the street moving, and people moving in the street; and he sees madmen and magicians and the whole world moving. The universe was there in that little pool. On that day, Baldwin said, he learned to see. For me, that's an important lesson. I am always trying to look at the universe through the little puddles in the streets."
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