the morality of opportunism

The Beagle Editor, Back in the mid 19th century Ireland was a net exporter of fresh food products. While the Irish starved, huge stocks of fresh food was sent to England for the benefit of the English by English owners of Irish land. Irishman, had they had the opportunity, would have happily strung up those responsible. The English, being English, cared little for the starving Irish. Australian hay exporters similarly seem to care little for their fellow Oz farmers as this drought continues to get worse. And while I am in a bad mood, what moral right do the manufacturers of returnable drink containers have to retain the unearned windfall of containers not returned for refund. I understand that this windfall in NSW could be as high as $500k since the program began last December. These drink manufacturers should immediately release these funds for Oz farmer relief. Name and address supplied


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