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Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but ‘it was the right thing to do’

Charles Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held American companies, and an influential philanthropist for more than 50 years. Brian Hooks is president of the Charles Koch Foundation, and chairman and CEO of Stand Together. The following is an excerpt from their new […]
Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but ‘it was the right thing to do’
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Capitalism needs an upgrade: On the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s landmark essay, the onus is on stakeholder capitalists to get their act together

Martin Whittaker is the CEO and cofounder of JUST Capital, a nonprofit that tracks and ranks corporations on stakeholder performance issues of greatest importance to the public. Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman’s famous article on shareholder primacy, often referred to as the “Friedman […]
Capitalism needs an upgrade: On the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s landmark essay, the onus is on stakeholder capitalists to get their act together