The West's environmental regulations which were supposed to clean up our land Water and Air, worked. They even increased economic prosperity, by simply moving that pollution somewhere else, and knowingly doing this. The only defense against this accusation would be claiming ignorance.dice wrote: ↑Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:26 amBut you said the west is corrupt and still polluting?Matteo V wrote: ↑Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:16 pmI commend duotone and slingshot for committing to build the easiest thing in the west under strict environmental regulations. I'm even prepared to donate one peso to each company as a reward. Starting small is good right? Then we can forgive the big things, that cause most of the pollution? But I would actually consider donating maybe $100 to each company if they would get production of the things that are actually difficult to make in the West, under those strict environmental regulations.
The west's increased economic prosperity was a direct result of shipping industrial production to places where there were no environmental regulations. This meant that more of those products would actually be made, as demand is greater the lower the price.
The greatest Corruption of the West, with regards to environmentalism, is that we still freely and knowingly export our industrial production to second and third world countries and reap the benefits of those cheaper products. All of this occurs even while we are very much aware that this increases Global pollution by up to a factor of 3.
My suggestion is to end this corruption buy first moving industrial production back into the West, for all of its products which the West consumes. This would stop the West from exporting our industrial pollution to those places where there are no regulations and jobs are considered higher value than the poisoning of the water land and Air. Next, allow production to be once again out sourced but only two countries who have environmental regulations that are stricter than in the West. This would effectively end the corrupt nature of the environmentalist movement worldwide.
Corruption would still exist to some degree with illegal dumping. But that would be in our own backyards, and much less likely to impact the defenseless second and third world in any way close to how it does now.
So yes, the West is corrupt in the way it operates now. But that corruption is at the behest of the environmentalists, not the corporations who simply follow the rules which people and environmentalists have demanded be put in place.