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Multinational Companies Out for Profit Without Regard for Life What a company usually wants for its business is for it to be an successful establishment and to make an abundance of profit Some businesses do not pose any concern on what they have to do to make this profit as long as it done Multinational companies are firms with their home base in one country and operations in many other nations Molyeux 133 Most of these very immense firms establish in third word countries were they can manufacture the same identical product for very low costs compared to establishing the same firm in the western Countries producing that product Most of these multinational companies are heartless and treat workers as slaves giving them diminutive wages for their work The lifeboat ethics concept is the best way to describe these heartless firms The concept of Lifeboat Ethics is fairly lucid It is based upon choosing who lives and who departs Environmentalists argue that no single being or institution has the right to extinguish waste or use more than a fair share of its resources Psychology Today 54 Obviously this is not happening The philosophy of Lifeboat Ethics sees each wealthy nation as a lifeboat full of rich people In the ocean outside the lifeboat are the less fortunate citizens of the world swimming around the lifeboat wanting to get in or at least wanting to share some of the wealth with the well off What should the rich do In the heart of all of this are the multinational companies that practically control every developing country in the world These companies have a very significant impact on who lives and who dies and at the same time they have a grim grip on the needy nations of the world all in the name of profit These multinationals exploit the people of these countries as well as their land by the practice of slave labour in both
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