Market forces at their deadliest

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Market forces at their deadliest

des. 13, 2020, 5:06am

The Grenfell inquiry exposes market forces at their deadliest (Guardian)

Regulations aimed at protecting human life proved minor obstructions in the path to ever more profit...

The public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017 in which 72 people lost their lives is providing insights into how the companies which produced some of the materials used in the building deliberately and knowingly lied and falsified the results of fire tests. This is just the latest but perhaps particularly egregious example of the lies told by corporations in their quest for profits. Volkswagen's falsification of emissions data and the saga of Boeing's 737 MAX are other fairly recent high-profile cases, and of course the long-term lying by the tobacco industry about the health effects of smoking is another well known one.