[extropy-chat] Extinctions

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sat Jun 17 16:04:27 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 11:52:05AM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:

> > Rich companies don't have the moral case of needing food, though.  They 
> > also have assets and thus more to lose, if someone enforces the law on 
> > them.
> Rich companies also have deeper pockets than the government,
> which makes enforcing environmental legislation much much
> harder.

The government has much deeper pockets (well, maybe not in the case of
Brazil).  The environmental part of the gov't may not have much access
to the pockets, but that's a choice.  As is the law, and the penalties
for violating it, and for wasting the court's time in a lawsuit you
should have known you'd lose...

-xx- Damien X-) 

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