Commerce Issues

Aspects of Commerce

General acquiescence, in the face of unbridled commercialism and the worship of commercial objectives have brought many evils upon the world. A recent issue arising out of naked commercialism was the Avian Influenza incident, in Bernard Matthews turkeys. Topics that would bear discussion are aired here (click on required topic).

Here are a few quotes, highlighting some of the issues:

Commercialism is doing well that which should not be done at all.

Gore Vidal – 1975

Call a thing immoral or ugly, soul-destroying or a degradation of man, a peril to the peace of the world or the well-being of future generations: as long as you have not shown it to be ‘uneconomic’, you have not really questioned its right to exist, grow and prosper.

Schumacher (1911 – 1977)

So often, when financial reward is the main goal, common sense, safety, ethics and decency take flight.

Chris D (April 2007)

At the AVMC, we actively shun any connection or ‘arrangement' with commercial organisations, in order to maintain our ability to offer truly independent and unbiased advice, opinion and information. I was amazed to see that a veterinary practice, using a form of alternative medicine, has opted to have a video made by a pet insurance company as the main ‘selling point' on the web site. It is really only a commercial for the insurance company. Of course, it is a plush web site and very professionally designed and promoted!

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