I found the videos interesting there are ethical decision that are at play when we make decisions everyday. The marijuana video was one that is of particular interest to me because I live in the Fairbanks city limits and I don’t think it should be legal for a pot shop to open in my neighborhood. (Just as I am not happy that a strip club opened opened up a few blocks from my house. Mayor Jim Matherly wasn’t very effective in helping concerned neighbors with this issue.) I have ethics and morals that very firmly want to keep my children away from places like this. I do think these places have a place in town but the way the system is now with weak zoning laws we are headed for a disaster.
It surprises me how little thought went into the planning commission to get licensure for pot shops. Who would have thought a pot shop would be open right next to a family eatery, Brewster’s Northgate Square shares a wall with a pot shop. I am not a customer to any of the pot dispensaries nor will I be, but because of the location of this one in particular I won’t be a customer to Brewster’s either.
Chomsky commented on the big business of tobacco and all the businesses it benefits because there are so many companies represented. This is an increasingly difficulty pill to swallow but it’s true. Monsanto, Phillip Morris, and other large companies are creating products only looking out for the bottom line, as long as there is profit to be made it will be done. Despite the loss of life and billions paid out to families in settlements.