Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Elon Musk quits Trump's advisory panel

The decision of Donald Trump to withdraw the Paris climate deal made halation around the world.

He intended to protect domestic industry from burdening with several regulations about environmental issues. Business industry in the US, however, did not welcome his idea.

For example, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, and Robert Iger of Disney quitted the high-powered business advisory panel. The panel has been influential to the administration as several persons of importance in business industry are contained as the members.

The Guardian: Elon Musk and Disney boss quit Trump's business panel over Paris pullout

I guess they had been considering to abandon the panel since Trump won the Presidential election. Pulling out of Paris climate accord seems one of the good opportunities for them to declare the resignation.

In the 20th century, the identity of a company is to maximize the profit. During last some decades, leaders begin to consider the total benefit for the whole world prioritized to temporal benefit. Not only Elon Musk, but also Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and other famous billionaires are willing to devote their estate to the public good. I believe Trump's idea that domestic benefit should be prioritized is out of date.

On the other hand, many people have no more room to take care of other's benefit. Many ideologies are conflicting with each other. The response to Trump's decision reflects the current complicated situation.

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