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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 04:50 PM
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4. Everyone pays for it
Not just the poor. If you get sick because of corporate pollution, you're paying for the cost of them doing business. A free market economy means the person who produces the product pays all costs, they don't side-step the immediate consumer and pass it on to the community at large. It's just like land development, people are starting to get that the costs of schools, police, fire, hospitals, are passed on to the community. We can make the same argument on the environment and low wages. We're paying corporate costs. We need to demand that those costs be in the price of goods sold so that those who can afford these products are actually paying the full price of production.
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