Corruption Kills

2 comments March 22nd, 2011at 05:03pm Posted by Eli

Scarecrow uses the failure of Japan’s nuclear regulatory regime to remind us of the critically important point that political corruption isn’t just about greedy corporations cutting shady deals to skim a little extra off of the public trough – when safety corners are cut because captive revolving-door regulators look the other way, people DIE.  And sometimes it’s a lot of people.

But money almost always trumps morality and civic responsibility, and even simple humanity, thus making disasters and tragedies not just unavoidable, but inevitable.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Energy,Environment,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. Bill  |  March 22nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Robert Reich had this covered last week and I think making the more key point that safety is not really in the Corporation’s interest:

  • 2. Eli  |  March 22nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I think it’s a given that unscrupulous corporations (which is most of them) will choose profit over safety every time. But that tendency is exacerbated by regulatory agencies who enable and encourage it rather than attempting to rein it in.

    And then everyone is all surprised when all those cut corners lead to a collapse.


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