What is the role of business in society? In business schools, mainstream views on corporate social responsibility represent profit as a necessary evil, even as business leaders are taught how to make money in finance and marketing.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain during the late 18th century, abysmal poverty was prevalent the world over, including in Britain. With the Industrial Revolution, conditions began to dramatically improve, first in Britain, then in Western Europe, then in North America, then, most recently, in the Asian Tigers. Who were the towering heroes in both Great Britain and the United States responsible for so markedly improving human living conditions?
The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Margaret Malewski, the executive director of STRIVE Clubs, a nationwide student organization inspired by Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Topics covered include STRIVE’s mission and its upcoming conference on the morality of value creation and trade.