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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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Anonymous

The real evil isn't the producer, it's the consumer. We allow them to make us believe they are giving us what they want, and if not that we are actually asking for them to make more, stronger, faster and cheaper.

As consumer we hold the great power to bankrupt any business, just stop buying from them. Besides it's for your own health, any greater motivation? It is why I don't drink softdrinks, don't visit macdonalds, never accept a plastic bag at the stores etc.. It doesn't mean going organic munk, it's simple choices which really is nothing more than a simple change of mindset.

The producer is the effect, not the root cause, take a producer out and consumers demand a new producer. Take the consumer out and the producer goes bankrupt with nobody wanting to take it's place.

Besides, governments don't really want you to quit smoking (they just want you to think they do in order to raise taxes). People who die prematurely of weight issues and lung cancer saves on the medical bills (research showed old age ramps up the costs more than lung cancer) and pay loads of tax. It's a win-win for everybody but you ;)

Anonymous

The real evil isn't the producer, it's the consumer. We allow them to make us believe they are giving us what they want, and if not that we are actually asking for them to make more, stronger, faster and cheaper.

As consumer we hold the great power to bankrupt any business, just stop buying from them. Besides it's for your own health, any greater motivation? It is why I don't drink softdrinks, don't visit macdonalds, never accept a plastic bag at the stores etc.. It doesn't mean going organic munk, it's simple choices which really is nothing more than a simple change of mindset.

The producer is the effect, not the root cause, take a producer out and consumers demand a new producer. Take the consumer out and the producer goes bankrupt with nobody wanting to take it's place.

Besides, governments don't really want you to quit smoking (they just want you to think they do in order to raise taxes). People who die prematurely of weight issues and lung cancer saves on the medical bills (research showed old age ramps up the costs more than lung cancer) and pay loads of tax. It's a win-win for everybody but you ;)

McLarry

While I agree with the premise of the article, I feel there are a number of other companies who should take precedence over Phillip Morris. Someone mentioned Monsanto, I would agree that they would be up high on the list, if not in the number 1 position.

Personally I would like to see most, if not all corporations go away as well as Wall Street and the stock market. I understand their functionality and need now that we have gone out of our way to accomodate and structure our lives around them. However, what may have been a good idea at the time they have done nothing to promote any lasting good over time. Our laws and personal freedoms are continually rerouted around the notion that we have to protect these companies and our legal system has gone so far as to define a corporation along the lines of a living human. Given this course, I would imagine that it's only a matter of time before a corporation is given the legal status to cast a vote in an election. Their policies are guided only by sheer greed and a necessity to appease the shareholder-the environment and social responsibility be damned.

I now see corporations and the people who run them and make up thier Board of Directors as no different than someone in a hospital dealing with some sort of mental illness or addiction. But rather than trying to get help they have the financial power to rewrite policy and law to accomodate their illnesses. Being addicted to wealth is no different than being addicted to meth other than your teeth aren't falling out.

Anyway...rant over.

McLarry

While I agree with the premise of the article, I feel there are a number of other companies who should take precedence over Phillip Morris. Someone mentioned Monsanto, I would agree that they would be up high on the list, if not in the number 1 position.

Personally I would like to see most, if not all corporations go away as well as Wall Street and the stock market. I understand their functionality and need now that we have gone out of our way to accomodate and structure our lives around them. However, what may have been a good idea at the time they have done nothing to promote any lasting good over time. Our laws and personal freedoms are continually rerouted around the notion that we have to protect these companies and our legal system has gone so far as to define a corporation along the lines of a living human. Given this course, I would imagine that it's only a matter of time before a corporation is given the legal status to cast a vote in an election. Their policies are guided only by sheer greed and a necessity to appease the shareholder-the environment and social responsibility be damned.

I now see corporations and the people who run them and make up thier Board of Directors as no different than someone in a hospital dealing with some sort of mental illness or addiction. But rather than trying to get help they have the financial power to rewrite policy and law to accomodate their illnesses. Being addicted to wealth is no different than being addicted to meth other than your teeth aren't falling out.

Anyway...rant over.

cell38

As I site here and shake my head in dissappointment.
Then I reach for my marlbro milds....
Damn I hate these things

www.properagenda.blogspot.com

cell38

As I site here and shake my head in dissappointment.
Then I reach for my marlbro milds....
Damn I hate these things

www.properagenda.blogspot.com

Krs

Perhaps after we have rooted out the tobacco companies we can go after the alcohol producers and the ones that make dangerous pesticides. And let's not stop there! Let's go after the gun producers and the other weapons manufacturers that make our world an unsafe place to live.

And while we are at it why don't we ban all the dirty words from TV and Radio, take all the "dangerous" knowledge out of our libraries and the internet because god forbid some teenager might read Cather in the Rye...

Consumers have all the power so if you want change perhaps educating them on the choices they are making is a better option than this Big Brother scenario that seems to be developing here.

Who are you to tell me what I can and can not do/read/eat/think/say?
Krs
www.globalocalism.com

Krs

Perhaps after we have rooted out the tobacco companies we can go after the alcohol producers and the ones that make dangerous pesticides. And let's not stop there! Let's go after the gun producers and the other weapons manufacturers that make our world an unsafe place to live.

And while we are at it why don't we ban all the dirty words from TV and Radio, take all the "dangerous" knowledge out of our libraries and the internet because god forbid some teenager might read Cather in the Rye...

Consumers have all the power so if you want change perhaps educating them on the choices they are making is a better option than this Big Brother scenario that seems to be developing here.

Who are you to tell me what I can and can not do/read/eat/think/say?
Krs
www.globalocalism.com

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