Friday, November 9, 2007

The Ten Commandments

Jaroslav Romanchuk, Executive Director of the Scientific Mises Research Center in Minsk, Belarus, has ten commandments of real corporate social responsibility. They are:

1. Thou shall not ask for government subsidies.
2. Thou shall not use state officials to kill competitors.
3. Thou shall not ask for privileges for your business.
4. Thou shall not support trade protectionism.
5. Thou shall not take part in government programs.
6. Thou shall support political competition and an independent court.
7. Thou shall support transparency of your own finances and the public finances.
8. Thou shall live by law, not by its bureaucratic interpretations.
9. Thou shall support a man in need.
10. Thou shall be a partner of the local community.

The Mises Research Center is the winner of the 2007 Templeton Freedom Prize for Initiative in Public Relations.

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