Wednesday, November 28, 2012

court-ordered confessions

An American court ruled Tuesday that tobacco companies must run advertisements that admit that they deceived cigarette smokers.

Each [advertisement] is to be prefaced by wording that the tobacco firms had "deliberately deceived the American public about the health effects of smoking".

I wonder if other courts will consider similar orders for the banks and stockbrokers and rating services and other charlatans who perpetrated equally unhealthy and sometimes fatal deceptions that led to a worldwide economic slump.

Maybe religions could be ordered to 'fess up as well.

Mind you, as a smoker and someone interested in spiritual persuasions, I am not holding my breath.

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