Reverend Rafferty (normanrafferty) wrote,
Reverend Rafferty

Only following orders...

What's fascinating about the anthropomorphization of corporations is that, somehow, if people are part of a collective, they're absolved from responsibility.

LIke this whole Volkswagen thing. Someone ordered the project. Someone programmed the computers to do the fooling. Someone did the quality-assurance to make sure it worked.

These people did what they did, willfully and voluntarily. And yet somehow, it's the fictional corporation that's at fault, and not the actual people who are a part of it?

Huh, the Wikipedia article said Ford and GM tried the same thing back in 1996. Now I have to wonder if my new car gets such great mileage because it spits out more poison?
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