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kleinbl00  ·  2705 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: OxyContin goes global — “We’re only just getting started”

...you'd point out that you could kill another three million people and still be in the black.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2705 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So, the question is should we expect companies to be ethical and moral or should regulations force them to do so? Because clearly neither are happening in this case.

OftenBen  ·  2705 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There must be financial incentives to save lives.

If saving lives becomes valuable in a dollars and cents sort of way, it will be something that CEOs will try to optimize.

kleinbl00  ·  2705 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have you seen The Corporation? They make the point that a company must necessarily be a sociopathic apex predator in order to maximize shareholder value and only through adjusting its ecosystem to internalize the externalities will we ever be more than chum in a bucket.