The more I think about it the more I like the concept of an Occupy AIM movement.
The need and reasons for it share many similarities with the Occupy Wall Street movement-a part of which is to expose the behind the scenes machinations, agenda, and greed-that one perecnter mentality.
Laws that are routinely broken for the “good of the people” while CEOs speak in platitudes and talk about the great good they are doing.
That somehow trickle up economics benefits everyone and as such the outrageous salaries they “earn” are a mere pittance in comparison.
Problem is that much like these Wall Street CEO’s our AIM one percenters have no interest in sharing the wealth-they just want more.
In real time, not the space time continuum AIM apparently exists in, donations intended to go a specific cause generally have to go there -throwing a few sleeping bags or a tent or two around and calling it a “camp” until you get tired of “babysitting” as Russell said doesn’t actually count.
But the AIM portfolio is heavily diversified-there are investments in “immersion schools”, websites offering all manner of items, syrup manufacturing, cleaning solutions,a coffee distributorship, and even an attempt to invest in the beer trade at Whiteclay.
Of course the “ranch” should be considered an investment as well, or at least a tax deduction- an essential element in the corporate world.
Banks and corporations on occasion get a slap on the hand, an audit, or some loophole filled new regulations-they could and should take a lesson or two from our CEO’s who seem to be able to avoid such inconveniences-but then neither banks or corporations can fall back on the race card- or claim they are being singled out and victimized once again.
It might be worth considering if AIM goes public and offers stock to invest, as they know how to work it. But then if you did you would need to make sure the foxes aren’t guarding the hen house.
I don’t know who the woman in the photo is but I like her spirit.