!!!Fiction
->''I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage\\
Culled the blood of the exploited working class\\
But now they've overcome their shyness and they're calling Your Highness\\
And saying 'kiss me, son of God[='=]''
-->-- '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Kiss Me, Son of God"

->''So I'm biggering my company\\
I'm biggering my factory\\
I'm biggering my corporate sign\\
Everybody out there, take care of yours and me?\\
I'll take care of mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!\\
(Shake that bottom line)\\
Let me hear you say 'smogulous smoke'\\
(smogulous smoke)\\
Schloppity schlop\\
(schloppity schlop)\\
Complain all you want, it's never ever, ever, ever gonna stop''
-->--'''The Once-ler''', ''[[VillainSong How Bad Can I Be?]]'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''

->''I'd do it in a minute\\
If I could write off your murder\\
I'd save all of my receipts\\
Because I'd rather you be dead\\
Than lose a tiny shred of what I made this fiscal year\\
I'd rather you be dead than ponder parting with my second home\\
I'd rather you be dead than consider not opening a restaurant\\
I'd rather you be dead''
-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktEFOpny0S0 Dethharmonic]]''', ''{{Metalocalypse}}''

->''You can wheel and deal the best of them\\
Steal it from the rest of them\\
You know the score\\
Their ethics are a bore..."''
-->-- '''Music/RayStevens''',"Mr. Businessman"

->''There's a man going around in the town\\
Spreading lies\\
He's the bad businessman\\
Does his business while he can\\
He just does his business bad''
-->-- ''Squirrel Nut Zippers'' - ''Bad Businessman''

->''"There are so many things I remember\\
From the deeply revered days of old\\
When living was gentle and gracious\\
And [[HobbesWasRight working folk did as they're told.]]\\\
They were wonderful days, I remember,\\
When a feller could live like a king;\\
And children were working in coal mines\\
And life was a beautiful thing.\\\
But the fortunes of mankind are changing;\\
Things aren't what they were anymore;\\
And although I'm in no way complaining,\\
[[OhMyGods By Harris and Tweed]], I preferred it before."''
-->-- TheRoarOfTheGreasepaintTheSmellOfTheCrowd

->''"[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Damien]] is a record executive -- a cunning hotheaded opportunist. Don’t you see, they thrive on misleading, tricking and ensnaring! They’re like feral animals, rabid dogs thinking only of what will benefit them in the moment!"''
-->--'''{{Dethklok}}''', "Renovationklok"

->'''Bob Parr:''' Are you saying that we shouldn't help our customers?\\
'''Gilbert Huph:''' [[CouldSayItBut The law]] ''requires'' that I answer "no."
-->-- '''''Film/TheIncredibles'''''

->''"I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed."''
-->--'''Daniel Plainview''', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''

->''"You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters You don't see them]] fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage."''
-->-- '''Ripley''', ''Film/{{Aliens}}''

->'''J.J. Gittes:''' How much are you worth?\\
'''Noah Cross''': I've no idea. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood How much do you want?]]\\
'''Gittes''': I just want to know what you're worth. Over ten million?\\
'''Cross''': Oh my, yes.\\
'''Gittes''': ''Why'' are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can't already afford?\\
'''Cross''': The future, Mr. Gitts -- the ''future!''
-->--'''''{{Film/Chinatown}}'''''

->'''Max Shrek:''' "Power ''surplus''"? Bruce, shame on you. No such thing. One can never have too much power. If my life has a meaning, that's the meaning.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Yeah. Well. I'm gonna fight you on this. And I've already spoken to the Mayor, and we see eye-to-eye, so--\\
'''Max Shrek:''' Mayors come and go. Bluebloods tire easy.
-->--'''''Film/BatmanReturns'''''

->'''Ansem:''' ''We need to kick off 2009 with a bang. Something that will remind people how evil FOX truly is. I mean something that would make [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Sauron]] jealous. Just pure evil.''
->[Cut to a courtroom]
->'''Judge:''' ''I hereby award the rights to ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' to FOX studios.''
-->--''AnsemRetort''

->''"Killing the indigenous looks bad, but the only thing the shareholders hate more than bad press is a bad quarterly statement."''
-->-- '''Parker Selfridge''', ''Film/{{Avatar}}''

->''"I hear you're a ''conspiracy nut''. Well, '''this''' is the conspiracy, kid. It ain't ancient gods an' aliens an' coded shit on the dollar bill. It ain't even a secret. It's somethin' ordinary folks do for a livin', every day of the week. It's '''business'''."''
-->-- '''The Legend''', ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' #19

->''"People wanna live like this, in their cars and big fuckin' houses they can't even pay for -- then you're necessary. The only reason that they all get to continue living like kings is cause we got our fingers on the scales in their favor. I take my hand off and then the whole world gets [[TheSocialDarwinist really fuckin' fair]] really fuckin' quickly, and nobody actually wants that. They say they do, but they don't. They want what we have to give them, but they also wanna, you know, play innocent and pretend they have no idea where it came from. Well, that's more hypocrisy than I'm willing to swallow, so fuck 'em. Fuck normal people."''
-->--'''Will Emerson''', ''Film/MarginCall''

-> '''Asok''': Wally, I've discovered a deadly security flaw in our product. Who should I inform?
-> '''Wally''': No one. The stock market would plunge. We'd have massive layoffs. Your career will be ruined.
-> '''Asok''': But my negligence could cause the death of a dozen customers.
-> '''Wally''': [[ItGetsEasier The first dozen is always the hardest]].
-->-- ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}''

->'''Richfield:''' ''Oh, don't turn into one of those environmental doomsayers, Sinclair. Boo-hoo, it's raining acid, there's a hole in the ozone, you're hurting Flipper! Bah! Bunch of tree hugging pantywaists! They're always standing in the way of profits and it's our job to pave right over them!''
->'''Earl:''' ''I think you're missing the point sir! The world may be coming [[ApocalypseHow to an end!]]''
->'''Richfield:''' ''Well, that's a ''fourth'' quarter problem. We'll drop a bomb on that bridge when we come to it! Right now my biggest problem is trying to figure out what to do with all this money!''
-->--''{{Dinosaurs}}''

->'''Bartleby''': You are responsible for raising an icon which draws worship from the Lord. You have broken the first commandment. Not only that, I'm afraid not a one of you passes for a decent human being. [[KarmaHoudini Your continued existence is a mockery of morality.]] Like you, Mr. Burton. Last year, you cheated on your wife of seventeen years eight times. You even had sex with her best friend while you were supposed to be home watching the kids.\\
'''Loki''': ''(giving him two thumbs up)'' In the bed that you and your wife share, no less!\\
'''Bartleby''': Mr. Newman: you got your girlfriend drunk at last year's Christmas party and then paid a kid from the mail room to have sex with her -- while she was passed out -- just so you could break up with her guilt-free when she sobbingly confessed in the morning. (She, uh, killed herself three months later.) Mr. Brace disowned his gay son! Very compassionate, Mr. Brace. Mr. Ray put his mother in a third-rate nursing home and then used the profits from the sale of her home...to buy an oriental rug for himself. [[AndThatsTerrible Heavens]]. Mr. Barker flew to Thailand on the company account to have sex with an eleven-year-old boy. Mr. Holtzman okay'ed the production of Mooby Dolls from materials he knew to be toxic and unsafe, because it was, [[Series/FamilyFeud SURVEY SAYS...!]] Less costly.
-->-- Two archangels preparing to execute the board of [[{{Disney}} Dis]]--er, "[[BlandNameProduct Mooby]]", ''Film/{{Dogma}}''

->''"We chase and shout after the man who steals your basket of eggs. The wiser thief is the man who manipulates us into buying goods we need at his shop and overcharges us a copper piece every time he can. He takes much more from us all, without ever having to run anywhere or suffer our anger. Indeed, sometimes we praise him for providing what we want or need, and never look past his welcoming smile."''
-->--'''[[ForgottenRealms Storm Silverhand]]''', [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/rl/20050713a addressing]] young [[HeroSecretService Harpers]].

->''"It has been said that most merchants die not of lawbreaking or lack of coin but of running afoul of a cabal--one they belong to, two or more they belong to that end up having conflicting aims or activities, or just one they happen to be in the way of. Cabal troubles, even more than angry victims of swindles, are the reason so many merchants mysteriously fall out of high windows, fall 'asleep' on streets where heavily laden wagons can roll over them, or go for swims in handy harbors while unconscious."''
-->-- [[ForgottenRealms Realmslore]] in ''[[http://wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx?x=dnd/dueotr/20101203 The Silent Sail]]'' by [[WordOfGod Ed Greenwood]].

->'''Florence''': So you're saying we should go to the company C.E.O. and appeal to his generosity and nobility instead of his greed?
->'''Sawtooth''': [-Psst. Florence. Go with the greed.-]
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff800/fv00719.htm]]

->''"I wonder if the CEO just rubs himself with money."''
-->-- '''Gordon Freeman''', ''FreemansMind''

-> ''After all, what could a master criminal buy? There was a shortage of [[SupervillainLair seaside properties with real lava flows]] near a reliable source of piranhas, and the world sure as hell didn't need another Dark Lord, not with Gilt doing so well. Gilt didn’t need a tower with ten thousand trolls camped outside. He just needed a ledger and a sharp mind. It worked better, was cheaper and he could go out and party at night.''
-->-- ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' gives us the obligatory '''Pratchett''' quote

->''"You make history, I make '''money.'''"''
-->-- '''Steven Jacobs''', ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''

->''I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who [[AffablyEvil do not need to raise their voices]]. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern."''
--> -- ''Literature/{{The Screwtape Letters}}'' (preface)

->''"The markets are free! So much money for me! Tell me, why should I care for peace and love?!"''
-->-- '''Pig With The Face Of A Boy''', ''Soviet Tetris''

->'''Mr.Burns:''' Kent Brockman is threatening our ill-gotten gains.
->'''Rich Texan:''' Goldarn! I worked hard to ill-get those gains.
-->-- WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons , "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E22YouKentAlwaysSayWhatYouWant You Kent Always Say What You Want]]"

->''"Family, religion, friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business."''
-->-- '''Charles Montgomery Burns''', ''TheSimpsons''

->''"[[SchindlersList Schindler]] and I are like peas in a pod. We're both factory owners, we both made shells for the Nazis, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint but mine worked, dammit!]]"''
-->-- '''Monty Burns''', ''TheSimpsons''

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[[folder: Meanwhile the four ugly corporation directors were having a wonderful time. They were running the company all over the place. Twice a day they watered the stock, to keep it fresh. And every Saturday they took a long pair of garden shears and trimmed the dividend. All in all, you would not find a nicer bunch of fellows outside of a police line-up. ]]

-->-- '''The Narrator''', ''TheSolidGoldCadillac''

->''"Sorry I'm late. Work was murder."''
-->-- '''Norman Osborn''', ''Film/SpiderMan''

->''"I prey on the innocent. It's how I made my fortune, and, quite frankly, [[ForTheEvulz it's fun]]."''
-->-- '''{{John Bradshaw Layfield}}''', ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Monday Night Raw''

->''"This isn't Wall Street, [[EvenEvilHasStandards this is Hell!]] ''We'' have a little something called "[[TakeThat integrity.]]"''
-->--'''Crowley''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->'''President''': Most of them unemployed, Trau Morgus, because you have closed so many plants. It's caused great unrest.\\
'''Morgus:''' Easily settled. Those without valid employment cards will be [[KillThePoor shipped off to the eastern labour camps.]]\\
'''President''': Of course, the irony is while you've been closing plants here in the west, you've been building them in the east. So if the unemployed were sent to the eastern labour camps, a great many of them would be working for you again, only this time without payment.\\
'''Morgus''': [[FauxAffablyEvil I hadn't thought of that.]]\\
'''President:''' Of course you hadn't.
-->--'''''Series/DoctorWho''''', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani}} "The Caves of Androzani"]]

->'''[[RupertMurdoch Elliot Carver]]''': Good morning, my golden retrievers! What kind of havoc shall the Carver Media Group create in the world today? News?
->'''Newsman''': Floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris, and a plane crash in California.
->'''Elliot Carver''': [[NightmareFetishist Excellent]]! Mr. Jones, are we ready to release our new software?
->'''Jones''': Yes, sir. As requested, [[ObviousBeta it's full of bugs, which means people will be forced to upgrade for years]].
->'''Elliot Carver''': Outstanding! Mr. Wallace, call the President. Tell him if he doesn't sign the bill lowering the cable rates, we will release the video of [[{{Blackmail}} him with the cheerleader in the Chicago motel room.]]
->'''Mr. Wallace''': Inspired, sir.
->'''Elliot Carver''': And after he signs the bill, [[ILied release the tape anyway]].
->'''Mr. Wallace''': Consider him slimed.
-->-- ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''

->'''Kaiba:''' So you've got a dweeb army. Am I supposed to be scared to attack?
->'''Dartz:''' (smirking) Well, only if destroying an innocent soul ''concerns'' you.
->'''Kaiba:''' (smirkier) Naaah. As the President of a major corporation, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday I have to do that every day.]]
-->-- ''Anime/YuGiOh'', "Waking the Dragons" arc

!!!RealLife
->''The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream "Allahu Akbar" before some violent action. The true terrorists of our world wear 5000 dollar suits and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business.''
-->--'''Peter Joseph''', ''[[ConspiracyTheory Zeitgeist Addenum]]''

->''"We have no obligation [[SoOkayItsAverage to make history]]. We have no obligation [[LowestCommonDenominator to make art]]. We have no obligation [[MerchandiseDriven to make a statement]]. To make money is our only objective."''
-->-- '''Michael Eisner'''

->''"Since {{Creator/Activision}}'s rise to gaming publisher domination and their commitment [[CashCowFranchise to rehashing money makers over and over again]] the gaming world has had a new face of evil to point at as the problem with everything ever: Bobby Kotick. To be fair the man doesn't really help himself when he spouts out that [[MeanBoss games shouldn't be developed for fun]] or that Activision is [[OnlyInItForTheMoney just in it for the money]]. All this being said, you have to wonder if Kotick sits up in a big chair, [[RightHandCat petting his white cat]] while he kills his minions for not being able to destroy 007 or if he's actually just a guy running a company."''
-->--[[http://www.destructoid.com/bobby-kotick-says-he-isn-t-a-dick-164497.phtml "Bobby Kotick Says He Isn't a Dick"]]

->''"One of Walmart’s tractor-trailers rammed into a limo bus carrying Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Mack and others on the New Jersey Turnpike last June. Tracy’s lawyer says that it’s all Walmart’s fault because Kevin Roper, the driver of the tractor-trailer, was awake for more than 24 hours before the crash and he was driving 20mph over the speed limit. But well, if you thought that Walmart’s [[HappyFunBall yellow smiley face of pure evil]] would just spit out an 'I’m sorry' before dropping a mountain of money into Tracy’s lap, then you don’t know Walmart or billion dollar American corporations... I’m surprised they didn’t say, “No, Tracy’s limo ran into OUR truck. It ran into OUR truck ten times!” But I’m sure they’ll settle, and then the evil minions of Lucifer who run Walmart will roll-forward prices a little bit, because it’s not like that settlement money is going to come out of their year-end bonuses."''
-->--'''''[[http://dlisted.com/2014/09/30/of-course-walmart-blames-tracy-morgan-for-his-crash-injuries/ DListed]]'''''

->''"Yeah, we can't get in to see ''Unplugged''. Why not? Well I asked one of the vice-presidents here -- and obviously I'm not allowed to say what his name is, so I'll just call him '[[BitingTheHandHumor Dirtbag]]' -- I said, 'Hey, Dirtbag, how come we can't get in to see ''Unplugged''?' And he gives me this whole rigmarole about how we can't get a load of tickets for you guys, and we only run the network, and [[IncompetenceInc we probably can't even count that high.]]"''
-->-- '''Michael Ian Black''', ''TheState'', complaining about {{MTV}} not allowing him and the other ten cast members to be in the ''MTV Unplugged'' studio audience

->''"My ''God!'' ISO 9001 Certification is a license to kill!"''
-->-- '''Tom Servo''', ''MysteryScienceTheater3000: TimeChasers''

->''"Corporate America! Killing art."''
-->-- ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' on ''Film/{{Xanadu}}''

->''"If corporations are people then why can't I punch one in the fucking face?"''
-->--'''Eric Gloria Ryan''', ''[[http://jezebel.com/why-women-arent-people-but-corporations-are-1598061808 Jezebel]]''

->''"[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/layoffs-are-necessary-if-we-want-to-keep-the-light,26250/ 'Layoffs Are Necessary If We Want To Keep The Lights On,' Says CEO Halfway Through Tasting Menu]]"''
-->-- '''''TheOnion'''''

->''"I have never understood Creator/DonaldTrump’s involvement in wrestling. He is always presented as a face counterpart to Wrestling/VinceMcMahon’s evil billionaire character, but the facts tell a different, much darker story. While the wrestling persona Mr. [=McMahon=] once made Wrestling/TrishStratus strip and bark like a dog on television, the real-life Donald Trump once tried to [[PoesLaw demolish a little old lady’s house and turn it into parking space]]."''
-->-- '''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/donald-trump-buys-raw-dropped-almost-as-fast-as-wwes-stock/ "Donald Trump Buys Raw: Dropped Almost As Fast As WWE's Stock"]]

->''"Weyland Yutani, now of the opinion that an uncontrollable biological weapon that reliably wipes out their science teams en masse is totally worth ''declaring war on their own country's military'' for. Christ knows how Weyland-Yutani spent their time ''before'' the aliens were discovered; probably threw children on [[MoneyToBurn piles of burning money]]."''
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''', ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''

->'''Chris''': Their plan is to make the ''Daily Planet'' into a sensationalist tabloid that’ll bring in the money by [[StrawmanNewsMedia pushing the world closer to the brink of nuclear war]]. I’m not kidding: This is actually Warfield’s business model.\\
'''David:''' I’d love to be at the story conference where they named him. “Well, he sees, like, the world as a field for war, right? [[EurekaMoment War... field...]]”
-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-superman-iv-the-quest-for-peace-1987-2/ on]] ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''

->''"I know this is supposed to be an evil corporation, but having actual pure, elemental evil lying around seems to be slight overkill."''
-->-- '''Evil Tim''', ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'', [[http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-1253168287786355779&hl=en-GB# Stage 6-A]]

->''"But in our culture ... corporations are always corrupt, and poverty is always the fault of the wealthy people's greed."''
-->-- '''Andrew Klavan''', ''[[AndrewKlavanOnTheCulture Klavan on the Culture]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90SdmjuCAqw "Liberal Fantasies vs. Reality: Can you Spot the Difference?"]]
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