posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 11:08 PM
reply to post by PeaceUk
Good post it's an interesting read. I live in the UK so I don't know much about what it's like to live in your country but reading posts like this
I always find myself thinking would your government and industry really do this to the people? Are we really at that point where so called
'civilized' countries do this to the people?
For our international readers it is important to keep in mind that this problem is certainly most severe in the US, but is by no means exclusive to
the US. Wherever industry has superseded local means, you will find this problem.
As far as being "civilized" and wether or not our government would allow this to happen to people (it is the corporations who are directly to
blame), I am reminded of a story I was once told be a savvy teacher of Social Studies:
A man known as Lee Iacocca
was the driving force behind the now notorious
, and President of the company. When it was learned that the car had
serious safety problems that would certainly lead to fatalities (the car would explode in flame in a rear-end collision), Ford decided not
re-tool the factory or to make the $11 repair on the vehicles. It was decided that it would be cheaper
to settle any forseeable lawsuits that
came as a result of the design flaw.
So as you can see, yes, they would do this to the people and it has been happening for quite some time. The Pinto was introduced on September
, 1970. (I'm sure you can see the coincidence there too.)
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