Thursday, June 03, 2004

A Campus Overrun

Living only minutes away from the headquarters of the World’s Largest Corporation (WLC) can have its perks (the economy here is quite good when compared with the rest of the country). But, when the place where you work and go to school is overrun by (or willingly given to) the shareholders of said WLC it gets a little crazy. With vendors giving away things like MP3 players XBOXs and shareholders getting to experience a big name musical act performing just for them it seems as if my university has transformed into WLCU (which could already said, but I disagree with). Now I am not the biggest fan of the WLC (not by a long shot), but they are an example of American consumerism at its finest. Although not the best role model for workers rights, the WLC does participate in a good deal of philanthropy, which is more than I can say for the World’s 3rd Largest Brewer of Beer which happens to reside in my home state of Colorado (the current man in charge is currently running for U.S. Senate, which is laughable. He says he is an average Coloradoan. What? No average Coloradoan I know had their family's multi-million dollar corporation handed to them on a silver platter). But enough on that…

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