Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Hey, and people thought the corporate law of Delaware was so great.

It aint nothing like Delaware Antarctic!

Hell, your Delaware Antarctic company can do just about any old thing. We calls ‘em “limiteds” but that’s only as it relates to liability, am I right?

And you can keep all your profits on ice!  Not a tax in sight!  Not even capital gains!

‘Course we’re only dealing with short-term gains right now, the whole damn thing so… fresh, you know what I mean?



Diatribe of sorts for Brendan’s much more thoughtful prompt on Real Toads to write something stemming from planetary destruction.  Picture is mine, charcoal, chalk and oil pastels on paper, 2017, all rights reserved. 

Process note–Delaware is famous for the flexibility of its corporate law, making it a favorite jurisdiction in the U.S. and perhaps even the world for incorporation of companies.  Also, historically, there have been different U.S. tax rates for short-term and long-term capital gains.  Finally, of course, there’s that great big piece of ice now floating around.

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7 Comments on “Opportunity Knocks”

  1. Love it going legal here (of course working for a Swedish company we prefer Swedish law…) but then the short term gains is what it’s all for… could we create an Antarctica jurisdiction focusing on the long term benefits maybe.

  2. kanzensakura Says:

    Exce3llent rant of a poem. No, we aren’t in Delaware anymore.

  3. Sherry Marr Says:

    That big chunk of ice is just the tip of the iceberg, to coin a pun. You have captured the oblivious voice of the moneymaker very well. Sigh.

  4. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    If anyone can figure out how to make a buck out of that ice, they will. I imagine iceberg tourism, complete with ice chips in a drink at sundown. Not forgetting the selfie takers and daredevils…
    That’s what I saw in your pic rather than a Titanic remake. Your poem contains a sinister truth behind the jovial tone.

  5. Brendan Says:

    Sounds like the old capitalist hurly-burly, turning the Titanic’s sinking into a means of opening new markets below. Thank Gawd there’s a Delaware where the rules of heat death are different. A hoot –

  6. claudia Says:

    great rant – there seem to be “Delawares” all around the world who manage to turn just everything into profit – no matter what – the destruction of our planet makes me sad – even more the excuses – even more the profit – ugh

  7. M Says:

    well, basically, f*ck those guys. but then that’s not too poetic. ~

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