The Common Interest

21 Apr

polyp_cartoon_WTO_logo.jpg Ralph Gomory and Leo Hindery, Jr. argue that civic groups should establish criteria, to evaluate corporations’ performances, and require corporations to disclose their activities affecting the public.

As President Theodore Roosevelt noted in his first annual message to Congress: “Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions; and it is therefore our right and our duty to see that they work in harmony with those institutions.”

The key to doing this is to hold corporations accountable by ensuring that their activities are made visible.

I listened to Gomory on a podcast today, and he made some controversial arguments about protectionism and freer trade, too.

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