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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Arms dealers, throughout history.

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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Why did OPEC form? Up until OPEC, the USA simply stole what they wanted beginning with the Panama Canal. And why were we in South Africa?
    lol, stole? We paid Panama well over 100 million dollars, and paid Columbia tens of millions, just to get them to recognize Panama as a legitimate state.
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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    1) big Pharma
    2) big oil
    3) arms dealers
    4) mega-farms and mega-ranches
    5) Insurance companies
    6) mega-banks skirting tax laws


    Feel free to add your own.
    For me, it it's big Pharma hands down. Not only have they trashed a new generation of teenagers, the addiction cuts across generations. Doctors, especially the foreign ones in this Country, are no more than pill dispensers. The VA/Tri-Care for Life has been financially raped.
    I'm going to assume by "arms dealers" you mean legal manufacturers and sellers of arms, not the black market guys. That said, in my view, the first four have actually benefited society because they have each improved the quality of and access to the products we need in our lives to survive and thrive in today's world.

    The latter two have simply been leeches who have fed off the hard work and enterprise of the "everyman". They generally provide a service we really don't want to purchase and really don't necessarily need and they make gobs and gobs of profit with no real benefit to society.
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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    lol, stole? We paid Panama well over 100 million dollars, and paid Columbia tens of millions, just to get them to recognize Panama as a legitimate state.
    IOW, we paid them off. Paid them or else. Or else with a gun to their heads. Paid them off with future earnings from said canal. And the money benefitted who? The people? How about the future Noriegas?
    But this is who we are and why we're hated in the world.

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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    IOW, we paid them off. Paid them or else. Or else with a gun to their heads. Paid them off with future earnings from said canal. And the money benefitted who? The people? How about the future Noriegas?
    But this is who we are and why we're hated in the world.
    We gave them their secession from Columbia, and enough money to start a standing nation. You really should google this before spouting off nonsense.
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    Canada John----Have you seen the every-man farmer run out of business by multi-national mega-farmers? Talk about the 1% of the 1% of the 1%? have you seen the pharms and the damage done--to families--to our economy through insurance? I'll say this. Your post was rationale without my hyperbole.

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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    We gave them their secession from Columbia, and enough money to start a standing nation. You really should google this before spouting off nonsense.
    As Zeppelin would say, the only nonsense is for Britain's imperialist child America to decide "what is and what shall never be".

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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Chemical manufacturing. It has done a lot of good on balance, but when things go wrong they go very wrong with their products.

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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    1) big Pharma
    2) big oil
    3) arms dealers
    4) mega-farms and mega-ranches
    5) Insurance companies
    6) mega-banks skirting tax laws


    Feel free to add your own.
    For me, it it's big Pharma hands down. Not only have they trashed a new generation of teenagers, the addiction cuts across generations. Doctors, especially the foreign ones in this Country, are no more than pill dispensers. The VA/Tri-Care for Life has been financially raped.
    I don't understand much of the hate many people have for "big pharma."

    There is a prescription drug abuse problem and illegal drug abuse problem (and it's more than teenagers), but the problem lies with the people abusing the drugs, the physicians prescribing them, and the pharmacists dispensing them. Ultimately, the biggest problem is with the people abusing them and the culture that harbors such actions. Most widely abused drugs are not that expensive, "big pharma" makes most of its money developing new drugs to treat chronic condition.

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    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't understand much of the hate many people have for "big pharma."

    There is a prescription drug abuse problem and illegal drug abuse problem (and it's more than teenagers), but the problem lies with the people abusing the drugs, the physicians prescribing them, and the pharmacists dispensing them. Ultimately, the biggest problem is with the people abusing them and the culture that harbors such actions. Most widely abused drugs are not that expensive, "big pharma" makes most of its money developing new drugs to treat chronic condition.
    You have to take the OP's lean into account when making the thread and its choices. Then you have Goshin and I give legitimate "other" alternatives which may stray from the left-hugging answers and it just sets off the righteous indignation.

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