Originally Posted by Bergermeister
A good movie for the times.
Julia Roberts and albert Finney are great in it.
Not far from where I live:
This was our local version of the PG&E story, years earlier.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamata_disease
Wow, 10 years this company pumped mercury laced, and who knows what else as raw sewage into the drinking, fishing waters without concern.
I remember a thread here where sslarson, posts since hidden, posted the thoughts of some guy, an economist, that he revered.
Can't remember his name, suffice it say, crackpot but who has many followers in certain camps.
He wasn't shilling for anyone as far as I can remember but this was in one of his books on economics.
Knordkap was arguing points in that thread as well but under a different screen name that I forgot.
This guy denied that dioxin and other toxic substances that were under fire at the time, were toxic and regulating them was costing business to much and thus harming the economy.
His kind of thinking is what too many in power turn to or except as truth and the public that is being affected or forced to fight.
It's always about money first and if no one bitches, they won.
Seeing as sslarson is a libertarian, maybe someone here knows who I'm talking about.