“Would you break the law then pay a fine
If it helped the bottom line?”

“Yes,” says the CEO, “this job is mine
So long as I grow the bottom line.”

“And how do your values align
With this growing bottom line?”

“The free market is a thing divine;
We all grow rich when I grow the bottom line”

“But nature, she is in decline
While you pursue the bottom line…”

“We donate to restore the coastline
With profits from our bottom line.”

“You have children working in the mines,
To a life of slavery confined…”

“That work to others is assigned;
Slavery is their problem, not mine.”

“One last thing: is there a line
You would not cross in service of the bottom line?”

“Ask my lawyers and my board; I have time
Only to serve the bottom line.”