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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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Matthew D Herrmann

Who are you to do the same?
What gives this magazine the inside edge on what is acceptable?

If we allow freedom of choice, then we have to accept the good and the bad and everything you disagree with. That seems to be forgotten by the Left from time to time...

Matthew D Herrmann

Who are you to do the same?
What gives this magazine the inside edge on what is acceptable?

If we allow freedom of choice, then we have to accept the good and the bad and everything you disagree with. That seems to be forgotten by the Left from time to time...

Rene

Consumers have all the power, in a capitalist society.

Which is to say, all citizens of a capitalist society have power.

But, as a wise pig once said, some have more than others.

Like corporations, which consume consumers' power.

So, no matter how you educate people, in a capitalist society, some are going to have more power than others. And the others, like the animals of a farm ruled by pigs, will always be subjected to the will of the powerful.

Now, change consumers to voters and capitalist to socialist.

..... Just a line of thought your comment created.

Rene

Consumers have all the power, in a capitalist society.

Which is to say, all citizens of a capitalist society have power.

But, as a wise pig once said, some have more than others.

Like corporations, which consume consumers' power.

So, no matter how you educate people, in a capitalist society, some are going to have more power than others. And the others, like the animals of a farm ruled by pigs, will always be subjected to the will of the powerful.

Now, change consumers to voters and capitalist to socialist.

..... Just a line of thought your comment created.

Hayekian

For such a "progressive" outfit you sure seem irked that people can make their own choices regardless of how much the staff at this magazine may disaprove of them. You offer no compelling reason to shut down cig companies. Shutting down a single company isn't going to change smoking rates a bit. Hell, you could shut down all the fucking cig companies in the world and it wouldn't change a thing. You would just generate a huge new black market, with plenty of violence to go along with it.

"...end the carnage..." My ass. Haven't you ever heard of the failure of alcohol prohibition?

Hayekian

For such a "progressive" outfit you sure seem irked that people can make their own choices regardless of how much the staff at this magazine may disaprove of them. You offer no compelling reason to shut down cig companies. Shutting down a single company isn't going to change smoking rates a bit. Hell, you could shut down all the fucking cig companies in the world and it wouldn't change a thing. You would just generate a huge new black market, with plenty of violence to go along with it.

"...end the carnage..." My ass. Haven't you ever heard of the failure of alcohol prohibition?

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