Entitlement

When the government of Bougainville stripped Bougainville Copper of its mining licences, Peter Taylor of Rio Tinto complained the government had unfairly taken something of great value from them. He did not explicitly use the word stolen but he it. He thinks of the right to mine as something inherently his, as if he had bought this right at great price. He was temporarily given leave to print money and destroy the environment. He did not exercise that right responsibly, so it was withdrawn. He has a right to feel unhappy, but not to claim victimhood.

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