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worlds most evil companies

The world’s most evil companies

Big business is known to be bad, but these businesses were/are just downright evil. Here’s a list of the world’s most evil companies to ever exist (as seen on Reddit)

10. Chevron

Chevron was found guilty in South America and were ordered to pay. The lawyer who represented the victims is currently sitting in jail in the US.

Steven Donziger’s successful lawsuit against Chevron, which resulted in $9.5 billion in damages being allocated to Ecuadorians affected by their deadly pollution in the country.

However, not a penny of that $9.5 billion, ever made it to the people of Ecuador. Instead, Chevron weaseled their way out of the damages and launched a billion-dollar show trial against the attorney that stuck up for the indigenous people of Ecuador.

Chevron has destroyed one of the most beautiful, ecologically incredible places on Earth thanks to it’s corrupt business.

9. Purdue Pharma

Reading on the Sackler family reveals they made billions killing people with Oxycontin and then fled to Switzerland. The company even handed out bonuses for selling by the milligram.

They somehow convinced both patients and doctors to consider “pain as the fifth vital sign” as a ploy to prescribe more pills.

A new documentary called DopeSick covers of large part of the story behind the Oxycontin pandemic.

8. Johnson and Johnson

J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its baby powder

Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company’s powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public which caused many cases of cancer and mesothelioma.

7. Chiquita Bananas

Chiquita Brands International have a really bad history of killing protesting workers, starting wars and supporting terrorist organizations.

In Colombia, they have been known to pay guerrilla and armed groups. Also, in December of 1928 they massacred an unknown number of protestors who were fighting for better wages and working conditions, which is heavily remembered in Colombian folklore and history.

Not too long ago they hired hitman to murder activists in the country.

6. Fashion Brands

Child labor, gargantuan wastes of water, and burning or throwing the unsold clothes into the ocean, plagues the fashion industry.

Nike alone is known to be the largest slave labor company in the world, all while preaching equality.

A large portion of mainstream products in the world are built on top of suffering, and anything remotely ethical is usually extremely expensive and scarce.

Brands like H&M are big enough to have their own factories that they can oversee, but small brands hire out contractors who then subcontract to another factory and on down the line. Even if a designer goes to the factory in person to inspect it, that might not be where the clothes are made.

5. Trans Union, Experian, and Equifax

Your ability to get loans for cars and houses depends on your credit history which these companies calculate. However they are notorious for committing mistakes (as a result of fraud) and having customer service that’s so terrible that it is sometimes impossible to correct mistakes in your credit history record.

In 2017, Equifax had a major personal information data breach that included Social Security numbers and is the reason that it’s recommended that you get your credit history frozen.

After doing so, if you want to apply for a loan, you have to go through the hassle of unfreezing your credit history first at all three credit bureaus. At one time, they charged you to do this. So essentially, they were and are trying to financially benefit from their own data breach.

4. McKinsey & Company

The biggest, oldest, most influential, and most prestigious of all management consulting firms, McKinsey has played an substantial role in creating the world we occupy today.

In its 90+ year history, McKinsey has been a whisperer to leaders, presidents and CEOs. McKinsey serves more than 2,000 institutions, including 90 of the top 100 corporations worldwide.

The firm’s chase of profits has lead them to work with corrupt governments and unscrupulous business empires.

McKinsey is the brainchild being the marketing of Oxycontin, the creation of US border detention centers, and many damaging energy companies.

By claiming that they solve the world’s hardest problems, McKinsey is able to attract thousands of “the best and the brightest” to its doors, taking talent away from careers that actually serve the public.

3. Blue Cross

This company and many other health insurance organizations are known for having a “coverage denial group”. The group looks for any and every way to deny large claims which mostly apply to people in traumatic and catastrophic situations and cancers. They tout themselves as being “non-profit” while the CEO makes millions a year and came to the office in a helicopter.

2. Dupont

In 1938, Roy J. Plunkett, a chemist employed by DuPont, accidentally invented a seemingly miraculous polymer they named polytetrafluoroethylene, then later, simply “Teflon, ” which was sold widely as being a non-stick secret weapon in the kitchen. Today, you can walk into any Bed, Bath, & Beyond or TJ Maxx and buy Teflon-coated pots and pans at a low, low price. Teflon is also used in a variety of products, including waterproof clothing, rugs, pizza boxes, furniture, dental floss, hair straighteners, and microwave popcorn bags, as well as in firefighting equipment.

Here’s the thing, though: Teflon contains perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), otherwise known as C8, part of a larger cluster of “forever” chemicals called PFAS or PFOAs that never break down in the environment and build up in humans and animals, causing irreparable damage.

DuPont, has been knowingly releasing forever chemicals into the local water, as well as exposing countless workers to them in their plant. For decades, people in the area kept becoming gravely ill. Many of them died, and women were giving birth to children with severe deformities.

1. British East India Company

The British East India Company literally enslaved an entire subcontinent and killed millions to please their stockholders. If not for these guys, India would not be impoverished as they are today.

Fun fact, even though it was essentially disbanded in 1857, it kind of still exists and has a single store in London.

 

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