The next time you hear about an idea that is claimed to be “pro-business,” consider the source. It may just be pushed by someone like the Chamber that has an interest in maximizing profit at the expense of human well-being.
People’s knowledge of prior results matters. If your child builds a tree house 10 times and it collapsed violently each time, but still sends his sibling up into to the tree house, those prior results are important to figuring out what is the appropriate response for your child, love him though you may.
Why, then, are lawmakers in Arizona considering a law that would allow manufacturers there to keep prior results secret? If the maker of a product, take a lawn mower, for example, knows that it’s mower continues to injure people in its tests, but sells it anyway, isn’t that something that would be good to at least consider?
What does this mean to you:
Lawmakers around the county, including Ohio, continue passing laws to protect their corporate backers usually under the guise of making their state “business friendly.” Since when did “business friendly” mean “anti-people?”