Monday, April 22, 2013

(Part 2) Corporations Don't Love You or Care, and Progressive Liberalism is as Dead as Social Conservatism

DuPont comes out in support of marriage equality March 26, 2013 via Delaware Business Daily

DuPont announced its support for marriage equality in anticipation of legislation in its home state of Delaware. DuPont believes this action demonstrates its core value of respect for people and its commitment to diversity and inclusion, according to a company statement.

Why is a large corporation which spends millions in lobbying, upwards of 1.2 million within a quarter, that pays no taxes to our federal government interested in Marriage? Why not talk about the issue of fatherless homes and parental engagement for the rights and needs of children in their home state of Delaware?

What else about Dupont...

"DuPont contributed $4 million to oppose the passage of California Proposition 37, which would mandate the disclosure of genetically modified crops used in the production of California food products."
In December 2011, the non-partisan organization Public Campaign criticized DuPont for spending $13.75 million on lobbying and not paying any taxes during 2008–2010, instead getting $72 million in tax rebates, despite making a profit of $2.1 billion, and increasing executive pay by 188% to $27.4 million in 2010 for its top 5 executives.

Why is the push for redefining marriage coming from 1%? Will the left part of the 99% question their motives?

----- In addition... in regards to Delaware from Delaware Black. Com If I had a Father

7 comments:

  1. "Why is the push for redefining marriage coming from 1%?"

    I would have thought this pretty obvious. As to why they'd be interested internally, corporate America is caught in an interesting bind where they have incentives to want to treat their employees fairly (or at least look like they do) but can't under some contexts of existing law. Externally (and more importantly) this buys them some goodwill from a public that has expressed their own ideas about fairness. The point here is that what is being 'pushed' is the notions of fairness with regard to marriage equality and the it is being 'pushed' onto the corporate america by the culture itself (the 99% if you will). The 'push' of the 1% is a face-saving / goodwill reaction and as such they are actually a 'pushee' not a 'pusher'.

    That corporate America has messaging on issues that people seem to care about would seem to me, on its fase, unsurprising (and unremarkable).

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  2. I will follow up on Delaware's pressing concern on father absence, poverty, and the need for early intervention for those children at risk. It's a PDF file and I'm on mobile.

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  3. Delaware has one if the highest infant mortality rates, their research directly connects father presence and family strength in positive child health outcomes.

    Father absence is sadly mostly in minority homes, with higher rates in African American infants in Delaware.

    What about an equality, fairness, and justice for them?

    Let black kids suffer without their basic need for their father and mother, why?

    It not about what people care about, it scares me how people no longer care about the well-being of children.



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  4. Again, I find this unsurprising. Corporate America expresses concern for what the public expresses. That they are not expressing concern for issues that the public is expressing less (or much less) concern over is something we'd expect to find (in general anyway) if they are indeed being pushed.

    Evaluating their moral stances is, I think, to miss my point. Outside of their specific self-interests, they are mirrors of the interests the public is engaged in. I don't blame them for being this way - they're incentivised to do exactly as they do. If they care about something less than they should, blame their own self-interests or blame us.

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  5. "Outside of their specific self-interests, they are mirrors of the interests the public is engaged in. I don't blame them for being this way - they're incentivised to do exactly as they do. If they care about something less than they should, blame their own self-interests or blame us."

    Don't depress me with reality, on our shifting cultural attitudes.

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  6. Sorry. I make it a point to study reality. I aspire to dreams but I can't get there without making a study of reality.

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  7. It's not like I'm making this up though...

    Father Involvement in Pregnancy Could Reduce Infant Mortality (Science Daily)

    "Paternal support may decrease the mother's emotional stress, which has been linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, or promote healthy prenatal behavior, Dr. Alio suggested. For instance, some studies, including USF's, indicate that pregnant women with absent partners are more likely to report smoking during pregnancy and get inadequate prenatal care. Barriers to expectant fathers' involvement in the lives of their pregnant partners, including issues like unemployment, relationship status, and participation in prenatal visits, must be examined to increase the role of men during pregnancy, she said."

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