December 11, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Amoral or immoral?

 

Amoral is defined as lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something. Many people believe that corporations are amoral, and that their only job is to make as much money as they can for themselves and for their stockholders.

Recently, the Washington state attorney general filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association for hiding from Washington voters the fact they raised more than $10 million in their fight against the Initiative 522 genetically engineered foods campaign.

Although legal, fast-food corporations pay minimum wage to their workers. We subsidize workers with food stamps (SNAP) and heating assistance with our tax dollars because these corporations refuse to pay a living wage.

Johnson & Johnson got caught illegally marketing drugs for off-label use that targeted children and the elderly. The company agreed to pay a $2.2 billion settlement.

We need to remember that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United that corporations are people.

Psychopath is defined as a person with an anti-social personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse.

Think about it.

Lawrence Schuchart

Spokane

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