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America’s Schizophrenia Over “Moral” Business

jonk Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:03 PM
Excellent article, good insights. Thank you.

American society’s schizophrenic attitudes about business could be the subject of a book. (Perhaps multiple volumes.) For example, in the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, we heard constantly about the need to create jobs and bring down unemployment. And yet, media coverage and Hollywood depictions of business only reinforce the popular fiction that business owners are little more than greedy exploitative bloodsuckers (whose enterprises apparently exist for the sole purpose of being gouged for taxes to be spent by profligate lawmakers with no sense of their own fiscal responsibility).

Regrettably, this is typical. But our culture’s conflict about...