Imagining a transition from profit motivation to a value-driven happier nation.
Corporations were made kings
To make cash move around.
We asked them to give us things,
To make all wealth abound.
They did make the cash move around,
But kept most of the gain.
Their wealth (not ours) did abound.
We felt we toiled in vain.
They kept nearly all of the gain
They claimed would trickle down,
And yet still we toil in vain,
Trying hard not to frown.
Wealth never did trickle down
And some jobs disappeared.
We tried quite hard not to frown
Though our motives weren’t clear.
As more and more jobs disappeared,
A few gained benefits.
The motive for this was unclear,
It would cost them profits.
As some jobs gained new benefits,
And sought to be more fair,
Worrying less about profits
And much more about care,
We felt the intention to be fair
And found our long lost smiles.
The drudge of toil was soothed with care.
Value became our style.
We found our long lost smiles
And finally got more things.
Because value was the new style
And B Corps our beloved kings.