We’ve created a system where companies get massively punished for doing good things for humanity. So if a corporation announces it will hostilely take over a 50-year-old locally owned company fire all their employees, it’s given the financial equivalent of a high-five and a reach-around. If, on the other hand, it announces it will give free aid and medication to the dying people of Ghana, Wall Street knocks it unconscious and draws the word ‘queer’ on its forehead.
Lee Camp, commenting on how when the ‘Yes Men’ tricked the world into thinking that Dow Chemical would repair the damage they caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster, their share price fell dramatically.
Welcome to capitalism: Where greed is encouraged and money is the only currency.