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The intersection of American business and global poverty


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Just go with the cashflow: profit motive good for society

Futurama Fry saying "not sure if profit is selfish or socially responsible"

Futurama Fry talks about profit
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The Triple Pundit dedicates a whole section of its website to a collection of blog posts offering different perspectives on what it means for a business to be “Socially Responsible.” Helping the environment, looking at social impact, pushing for consumers to make conscious decisions … these seem like normal CSR tag lines that I’ve seen in the past. However, one article caught my eye because it argues for what would seem like a counter-view to the “lets save the world” attitude of CSR. According to Jonathan Mariano, the main social responsibility of businesses is…(are you ready for it?)…increasing profit!

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