What Is Up With All These Apologies?

Apologies for past crimes, injury, or discrimination against people seem to be the rage.  However an apology without a sensible plan of redress is worse than no apology at all.  The latest “apology” is from the German firm that made Thalidomide, the drug that was prescribed to pregnant woman in the late fifties and early sixties.  Thalidomide had the unfortunate side effect of leavi8ng the children of those pregnancies with severe disabilities; flipper babies.
So now the apology is made, the corporate executives feel awfully good for themselves, memorials are erect, and they swear that they will never do it again.  Right.  Meanwhile the victims of their companies’ malevolence remain uncompensated.

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