Profits First, Environment. . . Later

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I wasn’t surprised when the administration of George W. Bush sacrificed the environment for corporate profits. But when the same thing happens under a Democratic administration, it’s depressing. With little or no public input, policies that benefit corporations regardless of the consequences continue to be enacted.

No wonder an April 2010 poll from the Pew Research Center found that about only 20 percent of Americans have faith in the government (it’s one thing upon which the left and right and maybe even the center agree). But maybe this is nothing new: as Glenda Farrell, as Genevieve “Gen” Larkin, put it in “Gold Diggers of 1937,” “It’s so hard to be good under the capitalistic system.”

(Read the rest of this article here.)

(Photo: South Dakota Tar Sands Pipeline/Flickr)

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2 thoughts on “Profits First, Environment. . . Later

  1. Corporations are people, my friend. They are stockholders, employees, customers, and suppliers, and their respective families. When they profit, we all profit.

  2. And if that is not bad enough, Bachmann and/or Perry if elected want to eliminate the EPA. Let’s just ruin our ground water as well as the nation’s health.

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