Corporate mantra: if you can’t do it the right way, then cheat, you’ll get away with it!
VW has been caught installing a “defeat device” on certain diesel vehicles which detect when they are being tested and turn on all the anti-pollution equipment so it passes the EPA testing, and then when the test is done, shuts it off so it is up to 40 times above the maximum pollution standards.
If an individual sold cars with such a device, they’d be behind bars for life.
But, this is a corporation, so no one will go to jail
We have given corporations ‘personhood’ to the extent they now have campaign contribution ability without limits, religious rights and freedom of speech.
They don’t give birth, marry, or have a soul, and they live forever, so they should either be held to the same standards as humans, or they should not have all the rights humans do.
Bottom line: corporations must be controlled to avoid cheating like this, and one way is to send the entire corporate leadership to jail. If that were done once, you’d see a lot more corporate honesty, and that would be only good for all us humans.