State Bows to Corporate Pressure

business_ethics_highlights_2This seems like a clear good-news/bad-news story. On one hand, the State of Georgia is repealing a discriminatory law. On the other hand, the government of the state of Georgia bowed pressure from a tiny group of powerful corporations. If you’re happen about the outcome in this case, ask yourself whether you’re happy with the process. If you’re not happy with the outcome, ask yourself whether you would be, if the corporations in question had pushed the government in your favoured direction. >>>

LINK: Corporations threaten to pull out of states over transgender bathroom law (by David Common for CBC)

It wasn’t the fear of The Walking Dead marauding on the streets that did it. It was the fear they’d leave.

The popular AMC show, which is filmed in the Peach State, joined Disney and Marvel in vowing to leave if Georgia went through with a law allowing faith-based organizations to discriminate against gay, lesbian and transgender people.

The threat worked. Though the Republican-dominated legislature passed the bill, the governor refused to sign it after hearing of Hollywood lining up against it…

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