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[-] slazer2au@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

As nice as these proposals are I doubt it will change anything. Why change their ways when they can not pay millions to changes internal processes and only pay a couple tens of thousands a year in ~~fines~~ contributions.

Until management and executives level employees are helt personally liable for the actions taken nothing will change.

[-] OminousOrange@lemmy.ca 2 points 1 week ago

And that won't change until corporations aren't legally considered as individuals.

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