In this essay, Friedman was totally willing to concede that self-rule doesn’t always work in the business world. Government is needed to keep business from exercising its self-interest at the expense of others’ self-interest and the wide society’s interest.Read more
Green And Profitable Blog (since 2004)
Green marketing and business ethics success expert Shel Horowitz has been blogging on the intersections of ethics, politics, media, marketing, and sustainability since 2004.
Consumers flock to companies that actively support companies with a clear environmental agenda…67 percent would like to make purchasing decisions based on social responsibility…Read more
Maybe my family’s organic garden (and my neighborhood) is a microcosm of the changes in the world ;-). We normally stop getting zucchini by the end of July. Last year, it went halfway through August. And this year, the one surviving plant finally died today, and I harvested the last two very tiny zukes on […]Read more
Dear Hyperion Books: All I wanted to do was to send you a review copy request so I could review “Stirring It Up” by Stonyfield Farm founder Gary Hirshberg. I review books on socially and environmentally conscious business. I went to your contact page expecting to find a press contact. But all that’s there is […]Read more
And let’s not forget the legal bill, now around $70 billion, not to mention the possibility of criminal prosecutions.
In short, Countrywide’s disgusting practices have now cost Bank of America over $107 billion: more than 50 times the acquisition price.Read more
Offices: too hot, too cold, and no Goldilocks to find the happy middle ground of “this one is just right.” How can you find that happy medium that accommodates the woman in a sleeveless sundress ?and? the man in the suit…the person whose desk is a foot away from the air conditioning vent (which chills […]Read more
Don’t call me a potty-mouth, but today, I’m going to talk about porta-potties. You see, I spoke at SolarFest again this past weekend, and once again, I noticed some major innovation. A few years ago at SolarFest, I first encountered vented porta-potties: a major new innovation. This year, another one: Porta-potties earmarked “pee only,” with […]Read more