Apple maybe not the evil empire after all

Sometimes it feels like Apple behaves a lot like the antagonist in its ground-breaking 1984 commercial that introduced the Mac, playing Big Brother over how its products are used. But I feel good in supporting Apple with my hardware purchases after seeing this article about how Apple CEO Tim Cook rejected push back from a conservative think tank on climate change:

If you want me to do things only for [return on investment] reasons, you should get out of this stock.

The think tank criticized Apple for hiring Lisa Jackson, formerly head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and for focusing on sustainability efforts. Nothing better reflects the morally bankrupt philosophy of radical conservatives than the response from the think tank:

After today’s meeting, investors can be certain that Apple is wasting untold amounts of shareholder money to combat so-called climate change.

These conservatives care more about money than they do about people or the planet. Not to mention that sustainability is good business anyway.


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