We see poverty in the developing world and we ask—what can I do? So we send food, water, clothes. We sponsor children, build wells, start schools and go on mission trips; we wear wristbands, we sign petitions, we advocate. But what if the question that animates our activity is
Today’s college students tend to view business the same way they view underage drinking: do it if you must, but don’t admit it in polite company. “Nonprofit,” on the other hand, has become synonymous with “giving back.” But, take away the first three letters of the word and
Businesses need to start looking toward a “higher” form of capitalism.
That the primary goal of business is to earn a profit has reached the status of unquestioned cultural assumption. While people in other fields of work can readily point to the social contributions they make—physicians heal, teachers enlighten minds, and ministers bring people closer to God—business people can