Accidents will happen

March 20, 2024

Two whistleblowers were in the news recently. One at Boeing (USA), one at a holiday camp (UK). Both warned management about substandard work, both were ignored and told to keep quiet.

The results: reject components fitted and bits falling off aircraft, ceiling falls on holidaymakers. Why? To save money and protect the owners’ profits. Just two horrible examples of how the interests of capitalists adversely affect all of our lives.

Even more heinous crimes are committed in the name of profit, including wilful concealment of evidence that products are a risk to human health (think Grenfell cladding, think the entire tobacco industry).

Take profit out of the equation and we’ll all be better off.