- Monday, September 28, 2015
- Jim Messent
US regulators have discovered that German automaker Volkswagen has been systematically cheating its emissions tests on diesel vehicles in order to increase its profits. The scale of the scandal is huge, with Volkswagen subsequently admitting to installing “defeat devices” on 11 million of its vehicles.
This is likely to be the tip of the iceberg, since “cheating” is an inevitable outcome of a system based only on profit. Rather than “thou shall not cheat,” the mantra of the capitalists is simply “thou shall not get caught”! Volkswagen is simply another link in the long chain of companies caught engaging in one form of corruption or swindling.