What a farce!
They’re all in bed together, I tell ‘ya! I’m talking about our elected officials, the regulations they write and the regulators they appoint, and Big Bidness.
So a big business does something of a questionable nature. Warning signs are covered up, auditors look the other way, a defective product that can be fixed (at considerable expense) is left in place as-is. They decide to just take their chances. Then something blows up, there is public outrage, and investigations are launched. Fines are assessed.
Except the fines paid are usually just a drop-in-the-bucket compared to the amount of additional profits realized in the first place. Save a 100 million dollars, get fined 10 million dollars. Sweeeeet!!! Throw in another 20-40 million dollars for civil settlements, and they’re still WAY ahead. They’re laughing all the way to the bank.
The incentive is definitely there to do wrong, not right. They hold a perpetual “Get Out Of Jail Free” card. How come you or I don’t get one?