Should we give the fortune 500 seats at the united nations? Discuss.
Apple is richer than all these countries
No but there are actually many large corporations with revenues larger than the GDPs of states.
And especially in the case of oil and natural resource companies, many of them are acting like colonial states themselves.
Which, of course is nothing new: consider the behavior of major trading and rail companies in the 18th and 19th centuries.
But it’s sill helpful to keep this in mind when you look at the behavior of developing nations—constantly budding off free trade zones and holding as many high-level meetings with oil companies as with foreign diplomats.
These companies operate with the resources of nations but rarely with the same level of scrutiny or accountability. Neat.
I am still thinking about the mochi ice cream I ate 6 weeks ago in an altered state.
I have yet to run the numbers but this design is incredible and very efficient. We might just win this.
22. New Haven layabout. So very young. So soft. (Gr8 face n style)