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Big Business

A somewhat pejorative term for large corporations. The term especially connotes corporations that have a great deal of political power. The term originated in the middle and late 19th century, when a large number of mergers and acquisitions consolidated many large companies that previously existed. Opponents of big business on both ends of the political spectrum contend that large corporations have too much power in government and use their influence to extract favorable legislation.
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While I welcome this code as a positive first step, I will be keeping a close eye on how the code is adopted, its take up rate, how it works in practice and the encouragement it provides to big businesses throughout Australia.
The study also revealed that 76% agree that the next government should penalise big businesses that act unfairly towards small businesses.
The organisation added that it will now seek to forge a partnership with UK corporates committed to reforming the relationship between big and small business, and prioritise the promotion of ethical practices among big businesses.
All the while, the working people lose pensions, health care and workers' compensation at the hand of big businesses.
What's in it for big businesses is that it's like the rising tide that lifts all the boats," Lewis said.
Today the big businesses of Europe are similar in actions, in the education and status of their executives, and in political influence.
Still, the bottom line is that to do big business, African-American vendors will have to market themselves like big businesses do.
Big businesses "built giant market-busting, regimenting, bureaucratic organizations capable of overriding local concerns, businesses, and governments, as well as community ideals, community welfare, individual needs or desires, and the power of democratic governments' (p.
New Report Shows GE, Verizon and 35 Other Big Businesses Paid No Income Tax in 2010 on Combined Profit of $50 Billion
Big businesses and big government shouldnt be using small businesses as a cash-cow to make their balance sheets look good and its important that we as a nation lift our game so that we can better support small business.
A massive tax giveaway to big businesses could deprive the Government of up to PS60billion.
economy benefits when big businesses or small businesses earn a profit, although, by 84% to 64%, more consider small-business profits helpful.