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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-01-10 07:54 AM
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69. It was not always that way.
It use to be when corporations filed to be established, they had to prove they had a socially beneficial reason for forming the corporation. Only with the Robber Barons of the 1920s did this socially beneficial responsibility get put aside. We could bring it back. Profits as a motive for business is detrimental to society.

I once heard a successful processed food CEO say that they were not in the business of making a profit they were in the business of making sauces. When you put profits ahead of the function of your business that function suffers too.

That' why DeCoster sold tainted eggs. He was not in the business of selling fresh wholesome eggs to customers. He was in the business of making money. When profits are your only motive, you will do anything to get them, even sell poisoned food.
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