It may be hard for some to fathom how a merger between big government and big business is a good thing. Certainly it's far from a plus for individual liberty. But that would seem to be Apple CEO Tim Cook's agenda.
Cook, at the company's annual shareholder meeting, said skeptics of climate change should sell their shares in Apple's stock.
None of that sits well with folks who don't think climate change is a big deal — such as the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. and an Apple shareholder. At the company's annual shareholder meeting, the NCPPR urged Cook and the board to pledge that Apple wouldn't pursue any more environmental initiatives that didn't improve its bottom line.
Cook's response was blistering. First of all, he insisted, environmental efforts also make economic sense. Even so, "we do a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive," the CEO said. "We want to leave the world better than we found it."
Anyone who had a problem with that? They should sell their Apple shares. "Get out of the stock," Cook suggested. Danhof's proposal was voted down by shareholders.