Here's an interesting thought question: Given two companies that both make products and both make a profit, what makes one company's profits "evil" and the other company's profits "cool?" In this particular example, we have ExxonMobil in one corner and Apple in the other. Gasoline vs. computers, iPads, and iPhones. Apple is making money hand over fist, yet where is the outrage. ExxonMobil is making money simply because people worldwide buy so much gasoline. And this is outrageous?
The other day, Fox News had an interesting discussion on the so-called "evil" corporate profits. However, as several commentators noted, the outrage is clearly selective. Apple can put huge mark-ups on their products, yet the public keeps buying, and there is no outrage. ExxonMobil has a much lower mark-up, the public keeps buying, and there is a ton of outrage, particularly generated by Barack Obama and his left-wing followers.
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