ten percent is plenty?
September 19, 2009 7:08am CST
trafigura, the oil company whose toxic waste dumping in africa had 30,0000 victims has decided to compensate with the grand total of $1,000 dollars per victim. nothing for families. fortunately its traders will still be receiving their annual bonuses of up to one million. is ten percent of its yearly profits sufficient compensation for the victims of waste that it knew full well at the time was incredibly toxic (but thought nobody would notice and would save them a few bob)? link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/18/trafigura-victims-compensation-offer
• United States
19 Sep 09
LOL I see....10% of 1,000,000 is 100,000 so your title was "ten percent is plenty?" but, you said 1,000 was given to the victims....so let's try this... "1% is plenty?" I screwed up with the ".1%" 1,000 is actually 1% of 1 million not 10% Have I lost you completely? If the victims get (lets say dollars) $1,000 (we in the US do not have the ability to make a pounds sign) and the "traders" get 1 million dollar bonus' than the victims got 1% of the "traders" bonus toward damages.