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?



~ by lowandslow1 on December 21, 2010.

2 Responses to “What a farce!”

  1. At the end of the day most everyone votes with their wallet. All about the dollar…

  2. I have the same question.

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