Said No-one Ever
Although, come to think of it, maybe someone HAS said they love pollution!
Those who profit while creating it are no-doubt not complaining about pollution, and some of those who sell us things like inhalers and drugs are actually loving pollution’s effects on their bank balances:
“Billionaires listed as having interests in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors saw their collective net worth increase by 47 percent.”
Why is this happening? Why are we being made sick so others can profit from it?
Maybe this has something to do with it?
“During 2013, they spent more than $500 million lobbying policy makers in Washington and Brussels.”
(screenshots and quotes from the OXFAM report)
Those who sell us masks, oxygen and air filtration systems must be pretty happy with their increasing profits too, but still, I am grateful that there is at least something we can use to relieve some of the symptoms, IF we can afford to access these interventions.
Sadly, many of us are denied that opportunity now, because, also according to that OXFAM report: “The combined wealth of the richest 1 percent will overtake that of the other 99 percent of people next year unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked, Oxfam warned today ahead of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.” …
What do you think?
Somehow, I can’t but help think that something’s not quite right about this state of affairs, and that we should do something to make polluting people for profit a crime!