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The perception of broadcasters as community trustees should be replaced by a view of broadcasters as marketplace participants. Mark Fowler
The question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not. Milton Friedman
You are living well, eating and drinking off the property of Israel, and care nothing about your brethren. Simon Bar Kokhba
Look not every one to his own things, but to the things of others also Josephine Butler
My only wish is... to transform friends of God into friends of man. Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach
The notion that a business is clothed with a public interest and has been devoted to the public use is little more than a fiction intended to beautify what is disagreeable to the sufferers. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
None of you believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself Muhammad
In the course of time, however, the insolence of the nobles … induced the people to rise…. The nobility, to save a portion of their power, were forced to yield a share of it to the people. Niccolo Machiavelli
The public be damned. What does the public care for railroads except to get as much out of them for as small a consideration as possible? I don't take any stock in this silly nonsense about working for anybody's good but our own, because we are not. When we make a move, we do it because it is in our interest to do so, and not because we expect to do somebody else good. William Henry Vanderbilt
The most frivolous disaster which could befall himself would occasion a more real disturbance. If he was to lose his little finger to-morrow, he would not sleep to-night; but, provided he never saw them, he will snore with the most profound security over the ruin of a hundred millions of his brethren, and the destruction of that immense multitude seems plainly an object less interesting to him, than this paltry misfortune of his own. Adam Smith
The landlord may become a direct oppressor. He may care nothing for the people, and have no object but to squeeze the most that he can out of them fairly or unfairly. … In Ireland landlordism was tempered by assassination. Unfortunately the wrong man was generally assassinated. The true criminal was an absentee, and his agent was shot instead of him James Anthony Froude
Capitalism, even 150 years ago, was more inclusive; there was more of a sense of social responsibility…. Today the system doesn’t seem to be as fair or inclusive. It doesn’t seem to be helping broader society. Dominic Barton
The 400 of us [the richest Americans] pay a lower part of our income in taxes than our receptionists do, or our cleaning ladies, for that matter. If you're in the luckiest 1 percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent. Warren Buffett
Freedom requires civil responsibility. Ralph Nader
At Domini, we believe it's possible to make money and make a difference at the same time. Amy Domini
Our fate as a nation and our future as a people rest not upon one citizen but upon all citizens. Lyndon B. Johnson