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Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Was a Crime; Feds Should Treat It That Way


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Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Was a Crime; Feds Should Treat It That Way

WASHINGTON - Volkswagen has reportedly agreed to pay roughly $15 billion in compensation to car owners and civil penalties to settle its U.S. emissions scandal case. The terms of the settlement are expected to be announced today. In 2015, the automaker admitted that 11 million of its vehicles worldwide had software designed to cheat on emissions tests for unlawful air pollution.

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Yeah, the feds'll get right on that.

P.S. Talk about crime; during its early days, VW had a childcare program for its workers.
So what's the crime?
Not only did VW use slave labor...well, you can imagine the "care" they rendered to the children of their "employees."
(Detailed in a recent story in "The Nation.")


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About chapdrum's P.S. Volkswagen has had at least three eras in its corporate history,
1. Pre-WWII
2. During WWII
3. After WWII, which might be divided into more eras...
-- During the first pre-WWII era, Hitler in one of his for-the-worker gestures, promoted the childcare program for the workers. It helped production, and he favored production.
-- During WWII, when labor shortages got very bad, VW was one of many German companies who employed slave labor. ... I haven't seen any statement about how Germany and its industries handled childcare during this period, amid all the shortages.
-- After the war there was a total change of management at Volkswagen. Quite possibly many of the old management went to jail. ¿ What would chapdrum and others on this forum have wanted from Volkswagen at the time?


And my apologies to everyone for participating in keeping the discussion off topic, the sentiment today that top corporate executives should face greater risk of going to jail for the crimes and 'crimes' that their corporations do.