Avarice in our society

To the editor:

Avaricious corporations have long afflicted us with products like asbestos and nicotine. Others have polluted the atmosphere with carbon dioxide: thus, destructive climate change. Even some corporations are alarmed by this, because it is adversely affecting their bottom lines, but, in the main, most of them will continue their exploitive ways, including taking advantage of our vulnerabilities brought about by climate change itself.

Perhaps the natural world will visit us with such vicious, constant storms that we’ll be forced to stop killing one another and apply all our resources and efforts toward protecting ourselves from a wrathful, and just, mother nature.

Dante Alighieri was wrong in not putting the avaricious much deeper in the pits of hell.

Walter O. Jones

Lake Crystal