Evil in the capitalist oil company (see description) is to be expected?

Posted by: russian_metaphor_man

Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, seven years before it became a public issue but it funded deniers for 27 more years

  • Yes it is to be expected

  • No, this rarely happens

67% 8 votes
33% 4 votes
  • Same thing happened with the cigarette controversy in the early to mid 1900's. Corporations buy scientists to whitewash facts, that's what happens.

    Posted by: reece
  • Socialism ftw

  • It isnt capitalism at all, but, yeah it sucks

  • Of course. The obligation of a board is to maximize profits for the owners, unless they are given another objective. So unless the shareholders have told the board and CEO that the environment is more important than profits they are legally obligated to do the sleezy thing if that means more money.

    Posted by: Ferare
  • Jet fuel cannot even melt steel beams and you think it can melt the atmosphere?

    Posted by: xhammy
  • This is part of a bigger issue. The government is currently subsidizing these companies and with a banking system that inflates the money supply and creates companies too big to fail, their only choice is to become evil. To eliminate it we need to create much more laissez-faire laws.

    Posted by: Letrus
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TBR says2015-07-11T09:01:48.1128842-05:00
Xhammy - So, you think global warming works that way. No wonder you are so off base.

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