I recently mentioned to some friends that corporations are required by law to maximize profits at any costs on the society, i.e. regardless of environmental impact, ethics, etc.
They reacted with incredulity, so I tried to search for some references. It was possible in my mind that I got the wrong information, or that I had been misled. Below are some excerpts of things that I found. I plan to create some polls within this Free Association (USA) to determine what the members think on this topic.