Capitalist Ethics

General Motors discovered a flaw in its ignition switches. They decided to keep quiet and do nothing about it rather than spend $.57 per vehicle to correct it. Over a dozen people died in accidents as a result. Capitalism forces people to behave to maximise profit even when it demands immoral behaviour most people would consider insane. The basic tenet of capitalism is the tiniest advantage for me is infinitely more important than a gigantic disadvantage for you.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)