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Old 10-22-2011, 12:15 AM
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Default Serco, or the biggest company you never heard of

The Beast Files keep getting scarier.







For more information check their main page. It's scaring the living hell out of me the number of things they control.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:21 AM
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They don't seem like the best example of a bad company ever, but the part about the prisons kind of scared me
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:27 AM
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It's not a matter of good or bad but a matter of power. What disturbs me is the amount of economical power they have amassed in time and the amount of things they are able to affect, in spite of being supposedly the government's (and therefore the People's) competences.

Companies like these are signs of the start of a corporate plutocracy, in my opinion.
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That's very scary, actually. Especially that they hold (if that video is correct) most of the UK's nuclear arsenal...
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I've heard of them.

I really don't see the problem. They aren't irresponsible just because they're large and profitable...

Oh, and contracting out the maintenance of a nuclear deterrent doesn't mean they control it.
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I've heard of them.

I really don't see the problem. They aren't irresponsible just because they're large and profitable...

Oh, and contracting out the maintenance of a nuclear deterrent doesn't mean they control it.
No. It means the government depends in great part on their services. From that situation it's not too difficult to provoke a political paralysis when reforms are attempted to be made, thus delaying or denying them.

And the problem isn't that they aren't responsible but the amount of power they hold, again. In a small village of 20 people, there's only one man with a gun. It doesn't mean he's irresponsible, but he could start making a lot of harm whenever he wanted to (and I'm not talking about accidents or sudden madness here).
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Oh, and contracting out the maintenance of a nuclear deterrent doesn't mean they control it.
I'm just amazed at how they're doing it, and not another company that's actually meant to.
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So I guess that means the ISVs will be carrying the Serco logo, then?

Probably the most disturbing point made in the video is not that they actually do the work, but that so many of their employees are ex-government officials. "Good 'ol boy politics" as Mike Papantonio likes to put it. In fact, this kind of cronyism is killing people here in the United States right now. If anyone has been following the news recently, there's been a lot of publicity about false claims Bayer made about their contraceptive drug "Yasmin." In fact, it's lead to around 50 deaths so far, and many injuries (one women took it because it claimed to be able to regulate acne and PMS...she wound up blind after she was hospitalized when her heart stopped beating). Why is this drug still allowed on the market, you ask? Because Bayer promises cushy jobs to FDA employees in exchange for overlooking fatalities and injuries caused by the drug, and to obstruct attempts to have the drug recalled.

Mousillini would be so proud...
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