Here is a model statement: a model of avoidance. These people are terrified of being sued, and for good reason.
Years ago, there was a TV sitcom, "Hogan's Heroes." It was about a German POW camp. There was a funny character, Sergeant Schultz, who was on the take from the inmates. His weakness was chocolate. He turned his eyes away whenever he saw anything suspicious. When confronted by anyone -- inmates or German officials -- he had one answer: "I know nuhzing. Nuhzing!"
When I read Dow's disclaimer, I thought of Shultz.
How will those firms that are dependent on Dow's output make decisions as to their vulnerability to supply failures in 2000?
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