From around the ‘toobz: articles marking the 50th anniversary of Friedman’s article

Milton Friedman wrote an article called “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits” fifty years ago. It is here.

Here are some articles marking that anniversary, for reference. Some of them challenge the status quo Friedman established back then.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times

Tom Poldre, B Lab UK

Article about the Business Roundtable’s challenge to the Friedman Doctrine, New York Times, August 2019

Even the World Economic Forum, which gathers the private-jet set in Davos every year, is rethinking this.

If you have others mention them in the comments and I’ll add them.



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