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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 10:54 AM
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5. Seems like a simple question of Math
Let's say that you are the CEO of BP and somebody tells you that you are not required to put a piece of safety equipment into your rigs that will cost you $500 million per rig, then you see that you are capped at $75 million dollars per spill, why in the world would you do it?

Note that I prefaced this with "You are the CEO of BP", therefore I am not accepting any answers that refer to personal or corporate responsiblity. There is a built in assumption that none exists.
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  - An excellent question!...When corporations screw up, they need to take "personal responsiblity"  whathehell   May-19-10 10:35 AM   #4 
  - Seems like a simple question of Math  TheEuclideanOne   May-19-10 10:54 AM   #5 

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