Interesting perspective 😀
Willful blindness: a term used in law to describe a situation in which an individual seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally putting his or herself in a position where he or she will be unaware of facts that would render him or her liable.
That’s a pretty severe accusation to make against an individual or corporation, and I would imagine that it’s even harder to prove. In her book about the subject, however, Margaret Heffernan asserts that this type of ignorance exists all around us. It exists on an epic scale such as the mortgage crisis in 2008 and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Dai-ichi. In her TED talk, Margaret details the willful negligence of WR Grace in Libby, Montana, where the entire town was exposed to asbestos-related health risks to make a buck.
It took the courage of Gayla Benefield, a…
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