Savings against corporations.

Most workers dislike corporate jobs. And for a good reason.

For sure it provides good development opportunities (training etc.) and a good pay, but it is frustrating in many aspects. Big organisations still react slowly. Still put up more facade, to manipulate the public (and prospective new workers), rather than invest in good working conditions (beyond legal requirements).

And still are inefficient. Due to lack of communication between employees, and lack of problem-solving on the manager’s side, aside from only fulfilling business requirements that can be reported in spreadsheets, a new engineer trying to actually solve problems will meet a brick wall.

Additionally, they are hyper-compliant towards the state. Which taxes and expropriates us all… and taxing only a little the entities, that have legal departments aiming at minimizing the tax liabilities.

But what can we do? The only way, currently, is to start the alternative of local, small-scale business helping people achieve what they usually associate with multinationals. That will boost competitions for employees, and allow them to save more money (if they are not dumbasses that spend every penny they earn).

And that is what I do. I save. I invest. I dislike holidays, journeys, and keep them to the minimum. It doesn’t make sense to play, losing money, and losing time, which cannot then be turned into money. A man must achieve to win a notch.

And now, not needing that much money, I can deny toxic contracts. I can build my own business, and hopefully move to a less socialist jurisdiction one day. I can buy good products based on merit and efficiency (even if it’s corporate), not based on the mere oligopoly (like, I can pay cash by choice, and skip paying with cards once in a while).

And more importantly, I can patronize local startups. They are highly competitive. And don’t require a license to operate.

Oh, and I forgot one thing. There are some corporations that I admire in the world. Things like Uber. They work not by complying with laws – they work by finding a grey zone to innovate. And by saving people money. Not by using an oligopoly… and tying people up with contracts.

Because what else are the big oligopolies doing? Let’s look at some examples, like mobile carriers. In most countries, unfortunately, you need a license to operate a cell phone company. Which leads to having only a few of them. The ones that can afford frequencies. Which leads to high profits, and high barriers of entry.

Even if governments lift the barriers, they are already set. And leftists will complain about inequalities. Not about licenses that created the unequal opportunity in the first place.

Luckily cost are driven down, and alternatives emerge, in form of mesh communication networks.

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