The emerging story of Volkswagen’s intentional rigging of diesel engine emissions for passing EPA testing is in line with the substitution of melamine in baby formula.  It’s not “tainting” or “gaming” the results.  Lying and cheating and putting health and the environment at risk for monetary gain is beyond reprehensible.  It’s not just unethical, it is CRIMINAL.

We don't need more regulations.  Enforce those we already have.

What we need is universal condemnation and jail time for actions by criminals.

VW as a company is going to have to work incredibly hard to repair not only its cars, but more importantly, its reputation caused by this failure of corporate responsibility.  Paying a huge fine and buying customers new cars is not enough.  VW needs to show it is establishing and enforcing a culture of product stewardship, with zero tolerance for criminal behavior.

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