Dependency: Executives and Associates

J.C. LaCroix Darkworking, Personal Productivity, Politics, Power Tactics

“The company owns you. Executives merely run the company.”

This final evolution is a symphony by which all actors play their part. First, the Robber Barons in the United States use the Attorney to create a unique legal device known as the Corporation. Under this, Sleepers will surrender their money in small portions. They are the legal owners. However, being numerous and largely ignorant, they will rely on the Employer to retain command and control functions, and surrender to them the majority of the revenue. The Employer, however, is not legally responsible for the actions of the company, thus has neither responsibility nor vested interest in the Employee.

Thus, does the Employer become the Executive, and the Employee the Associate.

The Executive will then turn to the Journalist to camouflage their actions. Thus will render legality obsolete, the Sleeper being unable to act on abuses of which they are unaware. Further, the Attorney, in combination with a return to the brute force of the Master, will create international trade law and trade agreements. This opens up the boundaries to the Corporation. In combination with international banking institutions, and the threat of brute force, the Corporation can gain the ownership in external nations with no legal obligations to them. Finally, in their home nations, Corporations will use the Attorney to make it legal to bribe political officials. And, they will use media such that political officials require large sums of cash to communicate to the public and retain office. Thus, they will have maintained the illusion of power-by-legality, but fit that legality to suit their interests.

Having control of down-turns in the market, through control of banking institutions, the Executive will have the further ability to control the general supply and demand of labor. Unions will be checked and ultimately broken in this fashion. Thus, with employment few and far between, termination will now be equated with expulsion from the tribe, having near-death consequences.

Thus, the Executive has achieved what his predecessors have not. There are no needs for group consensus, as the Taker faced. There are no monitoring costs, as the Master hated. Indeed, there is no obligation, as the Noble was required. And, there is no responsibility with the potential for unlimited expansion, the thorn in the Employer’s side.

Amazingly, all with the willing participation of the Associates.