SCOBLE ON COMPRESSED INFO-FLOW
I had the opportunity to interview Microsoft's intrepid blogger Robert Scoble for Rocketboom recently. Here's part of the interview not in Rocketboom about Microsoft halting (later renewing) their support of a gay rights bill in Washington state.
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I guess it is important for some issues to have whatever backing they can get. However, I don't really know what sort of pressure corporate interests should be able to exert on legislative bodies. For instance, multinational corporations can pressure legislatures to enact or scrap legislation, and sometimes this legislation can be harmful to local business, or in extreme cases national sovereignty.
Shouldn't 'the people' be the only force that pressures government to do it's job?
I am probably taking this particular instance out of context, but just so there is no question, I agree that diversity in the workplace is a good thing.
Posted by: Chris Koehn at May 10, 2005 11:02:52 PM
And yet corporations are affected by legislation, and apparently have a legal definition as an individual or some such (I haven't seen The Corporation yet but plan to soon.)
Posted by: Chuck at May 11, 2005 5:06:52 AM
I wish I was more eloquent. I have so much to say about this topic, but I cannot properly put it into words. I suck. Basically I want to believe that peoples interests trump corporate interests. Unfortunately the converse is true. Money wins.
Posted by: Chris Koehn at May 11, 2005 12:57:15 PM
No, you're absolutely right.
(except that part about you sucking.)
Posted by: Chuck at May 12, 2005 6:19:56 AM