From Bloomberg Business Week
How Ben & Jerry’s Perfected the Delicate Recipe for Corporate Activism
Remember Walmart way back when? Everything made in America. Made in America signs, US flags, the store made no bones about it. Then Sam Walton died and his heirs were more into greed and profit than supporting American-made products. Find something NOT made in China in Walmart now. Ben & Jerry’s is the only corporate entity I am aware of that has not abandoned the ideals of its founders. Look at Google. ‘Do no Evil’ was its motto. How’s that working out for them, I wonder.
This is why bad laws, bad tech, bad anything is just plain bad. “Well, it has safeguards, they guarantee they will never use my info, they promise to stick to ethics”, right up until someone else is in charge. This applies to government policies. It’s only safe as long as the people who wanted it to be safe are in charge. Then, all bets are off.