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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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sisyphus and th...

stop with the circular logic momentum. if corporations have the goal of maximizing profits then its corporations that are the problem. youre stomping at sparks when there's a fire .
were greatly influenced by our environment. yeah there's no question there . so are you saying you're of moral high ground enough to know what's right for someone to do better than themselves? you're 100% certain that cigarettes cut life short and that the chief goal in life is to make life as long as possible? your logic is circular at best and fascist at worst

sisyphus and th...

stop with the circular logic momentum. if corporations have the goal of maximizing profits then its corporations that are the problem. youre stomping at sparks when there's a fire .
were greatly influenced by our environment. yeah there's no question there . so are you saying you're of moral high ground enough to know what's right for someone to do better than themselves? you're 100% certain that cigarettes cut life short and that the chief goal in life is to make life as long as possible? your logic is circular at best and fascist at worst

PeterKeffer

I'm slightly confused as to where the criminality comes into play. Clever marketing is pretty universal amongst all large corporations whether it be for alcohol, cigarettes or children's toys. I realise that with such marketing it may mean that more people are drawn into a smoking habit, but it IS a profit making company, and you shouldn't expect them to do any less than try and get people to use their products. This being said, hopefully most people are strong willed enough to make their own un-influenced decision.

PeterKeffer

I'm slightly confused as to where the criminality comes into play. Clever marketing is pretty universal amongst all large corporations whether it be for alcohol, cigarettes or children's toys. I realise that with such marketing it may mean that more people are drawn into a smoking habit, but it IS a profit making company, and you shouldn't expect them to do any less than try and get people to use their products. This being said, hopefully most people are strong willed enough to make their own un-influenced decision.

Matthew D Herrmann

I do have to agree that people have the choice to smoke or not. We almost all know the consequences of smoking and yet some still choose to.

Although, the companies I would like to see on the chopping block are American Education Services and Sallie Mae. Specifically their private student loans division.

Matthew D Herrmann

I do have to agree that people have the choice to smoke or not. We almost all know the consequences of smoking and yet some still choose to.

Although, the companies I would like to see on the chopping block are American Education Services and Sallie Mae. Specifically their private student loans division.

Kostas Zlatinis

It`s the corporation`s responsibility if their product kills! Nicotine corp. should not exist first of all...

Kostas Zlatinis

It`s the corporation`s responsibility if their product kills! Nicotine corp. should not exist first of all...

PeterKeffer

So by this logic, alcohol companies should be abolished as well? There are far too many products out there which pose a threat to life in order to propose to get rid of them. If anything, I think the question of both alcohol and guns is a more pressing one than cigarette companies. When it comes down to the fundamental aspect of such companies, it always remains the choice of the consumer whether or not to buy the product.

PeterKeffer

So by this logic, alcohol companies should be abolished as well? There are far too many products out there which pose a threat to life in order to propose to get rid of them. If anything, I think the question of both alcohol and guns is a more pressing one than cigarette companies. When it comes down to the fundamental aspect of such companies, it always remains the choice of the consumer whether or not to buy the product.

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