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Letters to the Editor

From time to time, a commentary on the world will bubble up inside of me to the extent that I'm forced to write a letter to my local, metropolitan, daily newspaper, The Age. This is where I blow of some steam. Feel like venting too? Add your own comment or visit my homepage.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Singapore Government Means Business

Punishing shareholders for the actions of their Government is usually morally fraught - who would want to see BHP smacked down because of Australia's foreign policy?

By a great co-incidence, the Singapore Government that sets the death penalty is also the majority proprietor of a number of businesses, such as Optus (63%), Singapore Airlines (57%) and SP AusNet (100%). This introduces enormous moral clarity to the situation, allowing meanginful, direct consumer action to take place without unwelcome side effects.

Interested consumers can find out the moral culpability (as a percentage) of businesses at this website: http://www.temasekholdings.com.sg/, under "Our Investments".



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