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Point of Order

Can I please stop hearing the jabber and seeing the gibberish that identify companies as "public companies," or, "publicly held?" There’s no such thing, anymore than there’s such thing as "the public trust." Gobbledygook; floating abstractions.

They are publicly traded companies, meaning: that generally any member of the public may, if they so freely choose, buy and sell shares representing a fractional ownership of that company. They are not companies in which, literally, everyone owns a legitimate stake.

That’s all.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

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