Aelfarh wrote:Also I think that is important to see things globally, is it not worth it to stop polluting the first world if companies are going to take advantage of the developing and sub-developed countries.
DJ Droood wrote:They always will, of course, as long as it is profitable.....international companies are parasites. Stratospheric fuel prices will both cut emmisions and localize trade and industry.
Aelfarh wrote:DJ Droood wrote:They always will, of course, as long as it is profitable.....international companies are parasites. Stratospheric fuel prices will both cut emmisions and localize trade and industry.
But are we going to wait 20+ years for that to happen, or is it now the chance to modify the business mindset?
is it not worth it to stop polluting the first world if companies are going to take advantage of the developing and sub-developed countries.
Entrepreneurship, as we study it, is defined by my colleague Howard Stevenson as "the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you currently control."
Merlyn wrote:Toronto Canada did something positive and removed the need for cars by not allowing them into the city.
If you want to visit, you have to park outside the city. There is no parking for the most part.
Harpers Ferry WV is this way to a great extent with small exception.
Kernos wrote:I have problems with business ethics too. But, for us to beat global warming, before it beats us is going to take a lot of bright ideas and new ways of thinking. For these to come to fruition will require entrepreneurship. Do the motives matter if the results are positive.
EG, in California there are is a new business model for getting people to convert their houses to solar energy. The business firm installs all of the solar equipment without charge (a cost the majority of Americans could not afford) and the consumer then buys the electricity from the firm and sells any excess back to them. It takes entrepreneurship to do this. IE, buys a renewable source of electricity rather than those depending on fossil or nuclear fuels. I would suggest that those firms are entitled to any profit they create.
Aelfarh wrote:Sure, I'm in favour of new ideas and entrepreneurship, we need it; and if it can be a successful one with high profits, then excellent!, as long as they don't put profits before sustainability.
But, we should have started in the '60s.
Hennie wrote:I will give just one figure : in 2009 90% of all the (non breaded) eatable fish were caught and used. A portion for our selves to eat, but mainly to feed our cattle etc, and as fertiliser...
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