A shocking look at the inner workings at Boeing from Maureen Tkacic at The American Prospect.

Nine days after the stock reached its high of $440, a brand-new 737 MAX dove into the ground near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at nearly 800 miles per hour, killing 157 people on board, thanks to a shockingly dumb software program that had programmed the jets to nose-dive in response to the input from a single angle-of-attack sensor.

What will it take for corporations like this to start putting something–anything! safety! literal lives!–ahead of stock price?