Let me start with definition of a company in the context I mean;
3b : an association of persons for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise
To this end, a two man plumbing team or a huge multi-national corporation such as coca-cola can be defined as companies.
In today’s world, companies such as Goldman Sachs or Monsanto are considered ‘evil’. But why? What makes them ‘evil’?
In order to answer this question, I’m going to quickly summarise the history of money;
In order to further enrich our lives, people began to trade. If somebody had , say, 2 goats and another person had 2 chickens, it would make sense for them to trade a goat for a chicken. One of the problems that sprung up from this ‘free trade’ agreement between two parties, was that somebody may want a chicken, but the owner of the chickens doesn’t want a goat. To this end, an intermediary (or medium) was needed. It was (and still is) called money. It was observed that some products were used mainly to facilitate transactions but had no other real use than that. Historically this has been gold for large transactions and silver for smaller ones.