Big Corporations Are Good for Social Progress
Multinational Companies, in Particular, Have Found That Oppression of Minorities Is Just Bad for Business
Maybe we would all benefit if corporations wielded more political power, not less.
Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010, it’s been fashionable to deplore (with full-on How dare they? indignation) the power of big business in our political process. But judging from recent events, I’m more inclined to regret that corporations don’t have a greater say in our civic life.
Seriously. Think about the recent rash of exhilarating triumphs for once-marginalized minorities: the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage across the land; South Carolina hastening to lower …