Because if they don't, they will be viewed as cowards?
How so when it will simply come out next week. Sony already owns Coward, the other companies will put up the movie as soon as they can.
Anyway, you exaggerate the level of effort required by Apple to do the right thing.
In my world the "right thing" is not to have an Apple Employee have to take even TWO HOURS the day before Christmas to serve Sony's fickle whims.
Here's some real Tough Love - sometimes people on vacation should get to stay on vacation. THAT is the Right Thing.
"Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my partâ
Why should Apple make people work Christmas (most core Apple employees have the week off) because Sony finally came around to the ethical course of action? Sounds like a great thing to have decided WEEKS AGO.
The big thing that is worse, I think, is economic inequality,
If everything is getter better in terms of quality of life, and economic inequality is growing, then how can you EI as bad?
At the very least it's not bad enough to matter.
The climate is already changing, the goal is to reduce the amount of change.
The problem is the effort is not to reduce the amount, the effort is to send change, however slightly, in a VERY BAD direction.
We already know the Earth will enter a glacial period again. It may even be tending to do so now, we really don't have the understanding of climate to say for sure.
What we do know is that entering a glacial period is something we would vastly rather avoid over any of the climate warming models to date (now that we know runaway warming is simply not going to happen as the doomsayers predicted). Glacial periods will mean mass extinctions all over, and a huge shortage of arable land unlike the greatly expanded land that can be used for agriculture in a warmer Earth scenario.
It's fine to come up with ideas that promote the reduction of things that in theory increase warming, but it's extremely dangerous (or at least stupid) for life on Earth to do anything on a large scale that promotes global cooling of the atmosphere.
To be fair we are bombing ISIS territories and various Arab nations (via drones) and killing a crapload of non-military forces.
I'm not going to defend the drone strikes, but I will point out that every one is absolutely an attempt to strike some military target, the question is what percentage they get wrong...
There is no chance that taking over a coffee shop is going to be a strike at a military target.
Sometimes warmer, sometimes colder?
It's Global Warming's fault!
If you're a religious fanatic in the Middle East and want to kill Christians you become a terrorist.
Or, you can join ISIS (the army killing and/or enslaving/raping everyone including Christians).
So there's an equal choice to be had, yet some are choosing to capture and harm non-military forces - those people doing so have been wholly Muslim.