You might try to determine exactly what kind of battery it is and then research a little to see what substance you could use to clean up the residue. I think white vinegar can be use on alkaline batteries, but not sure about lithium batteries. It’s probably a good idea to be careful when dealing with these various batteries and cleaning materials.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman