I see nothing wrong with working for a tobacco company, unless you are defrauding people somehow, lying about the ingredients, etc.Why would anyone work for a tobacco company? Are they bad people bent on destroying lives? No - they are part of a culture and value structure and are required to fit in to obtain a paycheck.
Yes, that was the one. And they said "sociopath." What companies do usually is good for society, in that they produce things people want (even cigarettes, which I enjoy, but am quitting). True externalities are trespasses that should be either A) factored into the cost of production and offset; or B) torts that can be sued over.And as that documentary you mentioned described - I think you are referring to The Corporation where the sociopath analogy comes from (or is it psychopath - can't remember), companies are not rewarded for doing good for society and there are externalities that may have negative impacts - like people dying from a lifetime of smoking or cancers caused by petrochemicals in our environment.