Thread: Glencore Zug?
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Old 17.04.2012, 07:14
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Re: Glencore Zug?

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If that kind of thing can happen to Apple, a company with insane cash reserves that can quite literally buy whatever it wants, why is it hard to accept that it can happen to Glencore as well?
If any company were looked at from close quarters you'd find something objectionable, immoral or slightly jaded almost anywhere. It's not always pretty in the commercial world and I can't justify capitalism wholeheartedly although I'm an advocate of it's basic theories. There are a few big winners, some minor winners and the bigger part of the financial pyramid is made up of a bunch of folk willing to accept anything that falls in their direction because they don't have much of a choice. It sucks, but because we're human, we don't all have the same priorities and sharing isn't considered to be the same unilaterally.

All of us privileged enough to live in the western world benefit in some way from the luxury of our place of birth and our culture. We don't know any different, but our arrogance and whining is pitiful when hard facts vis--vis standards of living are a known factor. We care not to focus on obvious injustices with human rights issues as we're dumb enough to think that we can't change anything. We change TV channel if some charity screens a distasteful image and we prefer to submerge our thoughts in the artificiality created in a millionaire soap opera series rather than the omnipresent realities less than a five hour flight away from our cozy apartments. Africa isn't just a place where they have safaris.
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