Power to the Masses
The limited liability company was one of the most ingenious human inventions of all time. It allows for potentially unlimited individual profit with limited individual liability. That is one of the great driving force behind commerce and economic activity: the chance to profit without incurring a loss greater than our investment.
The origins of every business structure are grounded in the pooling of resources to achieve some objective agreed on by the most influential shareholders. A company is a collection of disparate elements working together towards a common goal. When companies really get going, they can create global empires.
The legal framework that allows for the creation of a separate legal entity is what makes it all possible. Without that distinction, we would not be able to create the economic gains that come from large, commercial enterprises; and large commercial enterprises are our best means of achieving large scale economic development.
“With a partnership that includes 15 nations and with 68 nations currently using the ISS (International Space Station) in one way or another, this unique orbiting laboratory is a clear demonstration of the benefits to humankind that can be achieved through peaceful global cooperation.”
— Charles Bolden & John Holdren
“In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today…
English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never had before.”
— Minae Mizumura
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.’”
— John Ruskin
“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
— John F. Kennedy