Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A major deal just went down in the United States, which seriously shakes up the mobile industry on the other side of the pond: AT&T has announced it plans to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom.
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RE[6]: Invisible hand
by Neolander on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Invisible hand"
Neolander
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I see a big, big issue with that : it decides on who can pollute based on financial criteria (can they pay ?) alone. Even if we see money as a reward for good work (which is questionable), it means that the right to pollute is a reward, which is not quite the mentality which we want to achieve.

It's like the developing countries problem when talking about environmental issues : as they start to develop an industrial ecosystem, they work on the cheapest areas first, which are also the most dirty. We "occidental" people are then only happy to leave it to them, wash our hands, and point our finger on them screaming "Look where the pollution comes from ! Them pigs !" on environment-related summits.

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