: I'm not sure why you think this capitalist business (Union Carbide) should be an example of how all other capitalist businesses are run.
It demonstrates two specific features I beleive are general-
1:The management do not create teh wealth, and the owners have no interest in the runnning of teh company.
2:Capitalist firm's bureaucracies are subject to teh same laws as government bureaucarcies, and specifically empire building.
: Shoot, under socialism, plane engines could be dying in mid-air, hundreds dying in fiery crashes, and it wouldn't bother the people who made them.
It would, and their interest would be to find out what went wrong, for a capitalist firm, like Union Carbide, or like tobacco firms, self-iterest lies in avoiding blame and avoiding responsibility- as UC has for many years, trying not to pay out compensation.
: Yep! Sounds like the "Fleecing of America"! Something our government would do very easily! Hmmm, the US Gov't is drowning in debt, so I wonder where Union Carbide is headed if stuff like this keeps happening...
Erm, the decision was made by the firm states side, not by the Indian government...
: (Apologies to the late O'Shaughnessy)
Thought you were parodying Eliot there, The Hollow Men
We are the hollow moderators...etc.