The 1980s - Big Business

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Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, first staged by NT in 1960, concerns a maker of planes who lets them leave his factory knowing they have faults. Set during the Second World War, when produced in 1980 it was publicised as relevant: in the previous year profits were prioritised over safety with McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft, and 74000 Holden Commodores were recalled because of faulty components. There was also controversy over the accident at the Three Mile Island Harrisburg USA nuclear reactor, and the disposal of nuclear waste in deserts and oceans.


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