A piece on what is being called new materialism appears in Aeon. There are hints this may be emerging, but it is far from certain as it is seriously different from the path of hyperconsumtion advertisers want us to follow. Jheri has summed up a component of this as “don’t buy much, only quality, make it last, fix it”
At the company's annual shareholder meeting, however, a conservative think tank called the National Center for Public Policy Research which holds Apple shares criticised this move and asked the company to pledge that it would not continue environmental initiatives that don't increase profits.
"We object to increased government control over company products and operations, and likewise mandatory environmental standards," wrote NCPPR general counsel Justin Danhof in a statement before the meeting. "This is something [Apple] should be actively fighting, not preparing surrender."
Cook's immediate response was to point out that the company's environmental efforts make full economic sense, but he also added: "We do a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive. We want to leave the world better than we found it." If anyone disagreed with that approach, Cook said, they should "get out of the stock".
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