Monday, May 12, 2008

Henderson on Corporate Social Responsibility

British economist David Henderson is a well-known skeptic of corporate social responsibility ("CSR"), at least as it is popularly formulated. In this interview with the Italian free-market Bruno Leoni Institute, Henderson briefly makes his case.

He says companies should act responsibly, of course. But that does not mean they should swallow CSR whole. The popular version of CSR is based on a misleading view of the world. Followed blindly, that kind of CSR is more likely to do more harm than good.

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