NYT: CEOs Speak Truth to Power
From the New York Times:
By DAVID GELLES AUG. 19, 2017
The nation has split into political tribes. The culture wars are back, waged over transgender rights and immigration. White nationalists are on the march.
Amid this turbulence, a surprising group of Americans is testing its moral voice more forcefully than ever: C.E.O.s. …
Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan said, “The equal treatment of all people is one of our nation’s bedrock principles.” …
The forthright engagement of these and other executives with one of the most charged political issues in years — the swelling confidence of a torch-bearing, swastika-saluting, whites-first movement — is “a seminal moment in the history of business in America,” said Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation and a board member at PepsiCo.
“In this maelstrom, the most clarifying voice has been the voice of business,” he said. “These C.E.O.s have taken the risk to speak truth to power.”
In 2017, the rich get not only richer but holier.