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What are companies for? Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities

What are companies for? Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities

Pursuing shareholder value is no longer enough, it seems AT A RECENT dinner in London, a chief executive promised that his airline would soon offer electric flights. A credit provider enthused about increasing financial inclusion in the developing world; a luxury-car executive promised to replace the leather in her vehicles’ opulent interiors with pineapple matting and …

Business this week

Business this week

America’s Justice Department announced a broad antitrust review of the market power of online platforms in search, social media and retailing. That increases the pressure on Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to improve their behaviour as the calls from some Democrats to break up those companies grow louder during the election season. Meanwhile, the Federal Trade …

Huck meets Kim · Rudyard Kipling and the American imagination

Huck meets Kim · Rudyard Kipling and the American imagination

He thought he was the man to write the Great American Novel If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years. By Christopher Benfey. Penguin Press; 256 pages; $28. “KIM”, RUDYARD KIPLING’S tale of an Anglo-Irish boy’s journey through British India (published in 1901), recalls another literary odyssey. Huckleberry Finn floats down the Mississippi river with Jim, a runaway …