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Why Don't We Put This Company out of Business?

Philip Morris is the number one corporate criminal in the world.
Why Don't We Put Philip Morris out of Business?

We’ve all seen the movies, the blood-soaked tales of monsters that simply will not die. Immortal and indestructible, they rise up to torture the embattled heroes again and again and again. Philip Morris has been that monster for over a century, peddling its poison on the open markets and sending hundreds of thousands to early graves. Like any good monster, it mutates – changing its product, packaging and message to attract a new generation of young smokers as the old ones die off. And just when you think you have it trapped – cornered by damning science and angry legislation – you open the door to find the monster has escaped. By lobbying the state of New York to revoke Philip Morris’s corporate charter, we can finally end the carnage. As any harrowed horror protagonist can tell you, the only way to be sure you’re rid of the monster is to cut off its head and watch it die.

Which corporate crooks do you think should be next on the chopping block?


  

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AndrewBall

You could at least choose to put your name with your comment. I think what is at issue here is the notion of free will. None of us have 100% free will and all of us are greatly influenced by our environment. A second issue is the rights, and alleged responsibilities, of corporations. Most corporations have but one goal, to maximize profits. They often say "We are responsible to the share holders" as if that excuses every criminal act they choose to foster on the public.

AndrewBall

You could at least choose to put your name with your comment. I think what is at issue here is the notion of free will. None of us have 100% free will and all of us are greatly influenced by our environment. A second issue is the rights, and alleged responsibilities, of corporations. Most corporations have but one goal, to maximize profits. They often say "We are responsible to the share holders" as if that excuses every criminal act they choose to foster on the public.

AndrewBall is a...

What are these criminal acts they have committed? There is no gun to anyone's head forcing them to smoke.

AndrewBall is a...

What are these criminal acts they have committed? There is no gun to anyone's head forcing them to smoke.

Anonymous

There is no literal gun, but when the highly addictive nature of the product itself disintegrates free will there might as well be.

Anonymous

There is no literal gun, but when the highly addictive nature of the product itself disintegrates free will there might as well be.

Matt T.

Not to mention that corporate documents have shown they try to market to kids because they need to replace the dying smokers. Kids, of course, do not have the judgement or information that adults have to make an informed choice. Kids are then hooked on the addictive product, and struggle to quit their entire adult life.

Matt T.

Not to mention that corporate documents have shown they try to market to kids because they need to replace the dying smokers. Kids, of course, do not have the judgement or information that adults have to make an informed choice. Kids are then hooked on the addictive product, and struggle to quit their entire adult life.

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