FDR as late as the Yalta conference had no idea that Stalin was evil despite a lot of people telling him so.
If people kept telling him it follows that he knew, but just didn't care.
I don't imagine a movie set is any different than any other potentially dangerous work space.
Putting a hydraulic press with enough power to crush bone and no safety interlocks in the middle of a walkway in any other work space would get you sued, too.
When a hydraulic actuator breaks your leg, it's entirely fair to say your life was in danger.
If the R2 had wanted to kill him, he'd be dead. This was just a friendly little chat about... respect.
And he still has his other kneecap. Just saying.
If you don't own shares in the company, it's none of your business how much the owners (=shareholders) pay the CEO.
The shareholders don't pay the CEO. The company pays both the shareholders and the CEO. And the company - and for that matter the entire concept of ownership - is legal fiction created by Us The People. We have every right and duty to ensure our creations perform the purposes for which they were created, rather than run rampant or be perverted or looted by parasites.
If a company also happens to enrich shareholders, good for them, but its purpose is to organize economic activity. Shares are just a way to rise capital.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/29XQXxu ) reports that under the proposal, acceptable levels of toxins will be increased for more than two dozen known carcinogens and decreased for 13 currently regulated chemicals.
I don't know the reason for relaxing the standards for the >24, but the fact that they are being tightened for 13 and many more are being added is important. It sounds like some knowledgable people might be doing their best to balance economics and public health. We hope there is a scientific basis. They could also be giving a corporate handout-- I don't know. Maybe some progressives would be interested in finding out instead of screaming "baby killers" (see the article) when they find out DHMO levels are going up.
True. The problem of course, is that very often the traits that make for a good physician are not those that make for a good social conservative. Doctors do have a tendency to want to treat sick people.
For free? No, for cold, hard cash. A doctor still works in his self interest. Don't kid yourself, we all have to eat. You just want to eat on someone else's dime.
And... how is it doing now? The poorest people I know are still getting no health care for themselves-- their employers give them fewer than 33 hours so that they don't have to subsidize it-- and you can't pay for even the cheapest plans on $30,000. At least their kids are on CHIP.
Obamacare has been given enough time to have results, and all it's done is tax the middle and lower class. Obamacare is a failure.
3) Hillary Clinton has not had to declare bankruptcy.
No, instead she just stuck other people with the failure of Whitewater.
She also bought cattle futures under an unlawfully large margin, although she could probably claim ignorance on that. Wouldn't we all like to have a buddy who would do that for us, though?
Why does the market bear so much?
Because it's a bear market. And Microsoft is a has-been who can't make anyone want to "upgrade" to their newest OS even for free. So their future, if they are to have any, is in acquiring other, possibly relevant companies, and that's best done in a bear market when they're cheap.
What good does it do them sitting in an offshore account? Something doesn't add up here.
It does the CEO a lot of good, since having it on books earns him a bonus, and "they" don't matter. Selfishness is good, amirite?
With any hint of self interest (enlightened or otherwise), and the system eventually breaks down.
So has every other system so far. Capitalism itself only managed to survive it's previous near-fatal crisis by taking a huge step to the left. And it seems to be undergoing a slow-motion collapse of ever worse conditions for ever greater amounts of people stuck at the bottom as those at the top confiscate all the resources for their own use.