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comment by ButterflyEffect
ButterflyEffect  ·  2730 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: OxyContin goes global — “We’re only just getting started”

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  ·  2730 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  ·  2730 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.