Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Quote of the Day (video)

"A standard argument against a healthy environment and other regulations in the country or for export is that it's harmful to business, which of course it is. If business can kill people freely, it's a lot more profitable than if you have to pay attention to what you're producing and look at the effects on people, and so on. Major industries in this country... lead, asbestos, tobacco, have often succeeded for decades poisoning people quite consciously. They knew perfectly well that children are going to die of lead poisoning, but 'you gotta make profit,' " Chomsky continues."And they're right. It's a system where you're supposed to make profit... Like a CEO of a corporation is actually required by law to increase profit so they're doing exactly what they have to do and, well, if the population suffers, that's the cost of doing business.”- Noam Chomsky