This week, I envision a future in which businesses are not a dominating force. Where there are no hidden actions and unexposed scandals deceiving consumers. Where government policies are not influenced by capitalistic forces. The stories we learned this week has taught me that businesses do not follow any ethic code, and will always take the course of maximum profit. Unless the entire planet is threatened and the situation is out of hand, I doubt these businesses will stop in their path of increasing shareholder values. There are far too few environmentally conscious corporations and in the far, far future, I hope there are fewer businesses in total such that we have as little conflicts of interest as possible (between the benefit of the business and the benefit of nature).
- Strong environmental laws should be enforced to require businesses to act transparently to ensure that there is no hidden actions going on behind the scenes.
- More independent studies to avoid scandals like the VM case.
- Advocate for the right things more often, and be more confrontational - this will drive direct action and systematic change