Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Big Business Revenge

Quote from AAAS Policy Alert newsletter for 8 July 2010 (AAAS is the 'American Association for the Advance of Science', publishers of the journal 'SCIENCE'):

More on Cell Phones and Health. As previously reported (Policy Alert, 6/21/10), San Francisco adopted an ordinance requiring retailers to display the amount of radiation emitted by each cell phone they sell. Now it is reported that immediately following its passage, CTIA (the cell phone industry association) issued a statement saying that "after 2010, it would relocate its annual three-day fall exhibition, with 68,000 exhibitors and attendees and ‘$80 million' in business, away from San Francisco."

Who rules America? Its elected representatives or the organising bodies of corporate non-persons? Are their actions in the interests of people or in the interests of profit? I'm not saying the two can't go together, but that one should have the obvious priority.

TheDUDE

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