Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

January 6, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Corporate profiteering: Time for a shake-up

I read Rick Steves guest column [“The Hamster Wheel States of America,” Opinion, Jan. 4]. Bravo!

Rick Steves says what I have been thinking for many years — I couldn’t have said it any better. Anyone who thinks that a French-style revolution couldn’t take place in America, hasn’t read much history.

When people get pushed to the wall, when they have so little to lose that life itself isn’t worth living anymore, then look out. Ever wonder why the nation’s police forces are being given access to so much military hardware?

The nation’s corporations are awash in so much money, and yet they spend it on executive compensation or acquiring competing firms. So much for competition in the marketplace, and not increasing the pay and benefits of their respective workforces.

It’s time for a shake-up!

Dennis R. Bertaud, Sequim

Comments | More in Economy | Topics: corporations, Dennis R. Bertaud, French Revolution

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►