they buried the evidence. This is a prime example of sociopathy in leadership: they knew that asbestos exposure for even a few years was a guaranteed kill. (also the kind of reckless management that earned the 'evil corporation' label.)
That's funny ironic, because it led to other kinds of abuse: thousands of people lodging bogus complaints because of asbestos for millions of dollars AGAINST the corporations!
Its easy to bash a corporation because it is a "soulless" entity and not personal. And yet...a corporation is ONLY a collection of people in a business! A corporation without people is...well, and empty building, an address, a bank account. A corporation can only do bad because people do bad, and I suppose it is easier to do bad when you do it vicariously. And it is easier to wield power when in a group.
(and the government is basically just a corporation with a different structure and purpose)
So taxing a corporation is just taxing people. Bad people are going to do bad things no matter where they are, in a corporation, in a government, in science, etc. Corporations need something to limit them as well as in government.