June 21, 2017
The least likely are individual franchisees.
That may or may not happen especially when 98% of all lawsuits never make it to trial and withstand an appeal.
The negotiations are held between the 2 lawyers. Franchisees are decision takers.
- Franchisor (defendent) – the only payer, repeat player, credence good monopolists, (happier to pay 2 law firms a lot rather than a little to hundreds of franchisees)
- Franchisor’s Specialized Law firm – only one in Canada, repeat player, expert credence good provider, member of franchisor association
- Franchisees (plaintiff) – one time player, only non-credence good player, unskilled but unaware
- Franchisee’s Specialized Law firm – only one in Canada, repeat player, expert credence good provider, member of franchisor association
Both CDN law firms (one for the franchisor, one for the franchisee) at this level are businesspeople, first and foremost.
The two law firms act as rent seeking coercive monopolists.
December 14, 2014
Modern franchising purges itself of unwanted legal obligations: debt and franchisee life savings.
It is instructive to see this ostensible “failure” in slow-motion.
Articles so far (updated on Jan 21, 2015):
Analogy: Modern franchising is the operating system software (a technology). The cute logos are simply the different software applications that run on this extremely sophisticated operation system. There is merit in not revealing this code (eg. may hinder “cooling out the marks“)
Australia, United States, Canada, Great Britain, India, UAE…it’s all the same common law (contract law technology/architecture).
Keep an eye on WikiFranchise.org’s archive of articles on Pie Face (click here)
Founders Wayne Homschek and Betty Fong at a Pie Face in Sydney’s Bondi Junction in the early days. Picture: Troy Bendeich Source: News Corp Australia
Intentional Insolvency: While it is revealed in the report that Mr Homschek probably has no personal assets in Australia, the Pie Face founder and his wife have now put forward a deal to seize back control of the group from voluntary administrators with the backing of TCA and a fresh capital raising on Wall Street.
That proposal will be put to creditors at a meeting slated for tomorrow in Sydney. The administrators have recommended creditors vote in favour of the proposal by Mr Homschek.
February 1, 2011
Democracy conflicts with both because what is best for citizens is frequently not optimal for profiteers.
Democratic rights exist 24/7 for 100% of flesh-and-blood human beings. Or they exist in no time for 0%.
You should never trade your fundamental rights (speech, association) for a dollar.
[Golden Age Comic Book Stories]
January 14, 2011
We are influenced much more than we ever imagine by the selling situation.
We still believe in the Choice Myth.
July 3, 2010
Do you see “A B C” horizontally or “12 13 14” vertically?
Notice how the central image (B or 13) doesn’t change?
Notice that, even when you know the trick, your brain can’t help but still be tricked?
You thought you were buying a real business but you didn’t, after all.
Thanks to Mighty Optical Illusions
April 15, 2010
Does Blue MauMau provide just a cynical illusion of debate?
One of the ways you control what people think is by creating the illusion that there’s a debate going on, but making sure that that debate stays within very narrow margins. Namely, you have to make sure that both sides in the debate accept certain assumptions, and those assumptions turn out to be the propaganda system. As long as everyone accepts the propaganda system, then you can have a debate.
— Noam Chomsky
Three or four people talking at each other does not constitute much of a community.