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Mickey Edwards
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Mickey Edwards

Former U.S. Congressman, Mickey Edwards is vice president of the Aspen Institute, where he directs the Institute's Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership.

Short answer: Never

When is it right for a company to pursue higher profits even when doing so empowers the oppression of a people and the denial of basic human rights?

The answer is "never." Never. Not ever. If any corporate executive finds that he or she is actually considering putting profit ahead of humanity, it is time for that person to reflect seriously on how and when the moral compass, and one's own claim to humanity, got lost.

By Mickey Edwards

 |  March 25, 2010; 6:16 AM ET
Category:  Corporate leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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