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@7 That's an interesting perspective. There is also the school of thought that the less government is able to do, the better. Less is more.
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@6 I am no expert on the subject, but what I have observed is that global enterprises generally protect human-right violations, so long as the abusers generally leave their employees alone and continue to let them make a nickel or two in the background. If BigWidgetsCo is making a mint in Timbuc-Hell, they are more likely to lobby Washington DC on behalf of the villains, than they are to challenge the abuse.
I know it's not that black and white, but don't try to sell me that any wallstreet-traded corporation is opening (or once opened) offices because it's so humanitarian.