Antagoniste


4 juillet 2008

Finalement utile… International Terrorisme

Che Guevara

Comment l’armée colombienne a réussi à se faire passer pour des guérilleros des FARC pour libérer Ingrid Betancourt ?

En portant des t-shirts du Che !


4 juillet 2008

L’argent des autres Économie En Citations Philosophie

Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman au sujet de la "responsabilité sociale" des entreprises:

"What does it mean to say that the corpo­rate executive has a "social responsibility" in his capacity as businessman? If this statement is not pure rhetoric, it must mean that he is to act in some way that is not in the interest of his employers. For example, that he is to refrain from increasing the price of the product in order to contribute to the social objective of preventing inflation, even though a price in crease would be in the best interests of the corporation. Or that he is to make expendi­tures on reducing pollution beyond the amount that is in the best interests of the cor­poration or that is required by law in order to contribute to the social objective of improving the environment. Or that, at the expense of corporate profits, he is to hire "hardcore" un­employed instead of better qualified available workmen to contribute to the social objective of reducing poverty.

In each of these cases, the corporate exec­utive would be spending someone else's money for a general social interest. Insofar as his actions in accord with his "social responsi­bility" reduce returns to stockholders, he is spending their money. Insofar as his actions raise the price to customers, he is spending the customers' money. Insofar as his actions lower the wages of some employees, he is spending their money."