Date: 2003-04-28 10:11:17
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Well, let me give you a situation.
Consider a country ruled by a dictator who uses whatever government money the country earns for palaces and children's prisons.
A Canadian company is involved in the extraction of natural resources (timber, oil, minerals) in that country thanks to the warm ties between the dictator and the CEO of the company.
The company knows full well that the royalty it pays on its extraction operations do nothing to help the citizens of that country.
Worse still, because the resources are non-renewable the squandered money is PERMANENTLY squandered and can never be retrieved and never benefit the people who ultimately own those resources.
This doesn't concern you at all?