FINALLY evidence that big-corporation integrity isn't a complete myth
"Japan Airlines' CEO slashes his pay below the pay of pilots. CNN's Kyung Lah reports"
Now for a back story to my own jubilee behind my posting this link:
Today in my Christian Ethics class we watched a documentary film called Maquilapolis telling the story of a handful of the millions of factory workers, or maquiladoras, in Tijuana, Mexico... the pure portrait of modern globalization. I've always been moderately sympathetic to the plight of factory workers and individuals employed by American corporations outsourcing their paid labor. But this film was just utterly disgusting. Only a few days earlier I had caught news of the three American airline CEOs who flew each of their private jets to ask for taxpayer bailout money, and even that was enough to upset me about the American obsession with wealth and the big bosses' inability to relate or to think about their average employee and the communities they impact. But Maquilapolis highlighted it in such a way that it made me physically ill. These owners of big-name multinational corporations exploited (and still exploit) cheap labor across our borders, then get away with picking up their entire company from the foreign nation overnight in order to avoid paying taxes and employee severances and cleaning up the toxic materials in the poorest neighborhoods. The film was surprisingly graphic about these realities.
Why can't we follow suit with the hint of corporational integrity that this Japanese CEO lives?
At least SOMEBODY in this world can't sell his integrity for wealth.
Were that the whole world was so great...
Posted on Fri, November 21, 2008
by Hannah Decker filed under