Watch the video of Yahoo and Apple texting Google about why they dropped their former love affair with The Chamber. From the attack on Net Neutrality to the support of SOPA isn’t it time tech companies tell the Chamber, “Don’t be evil.”?
Yes, and it is a move that they should have made a couple of years ago.
As you note in your question, the Chamber’s view “business at all costs” – which generally means that ethics, morals, and decency are sacrificed to the ‘end’ of business business business. Something along the line of “profit without ethics” is inherently better than profit with morality.
This is, of course, inimical to Google’s stance, which is “business and profit are good, but we have to do this in the context of ethics and morality”.
Since they are at two opposite ends of the spectrum, I don’t see how Google can reconcile its membership in the Chamber with its professed values.
@elbanditoroso I completely agree. And thankfully, that seems to be a debate we are now poised to have thanks to the good offices of Mitt Romney. Is exploitation capitalism, which definitely makes a tiny handful of people fabulously wealthy at the expense of everyone else, equally sacrosanct to innovation capitalism as practiced by Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs.and Sergi Brinn, which lifted investors, management workers and even the general public who profited from their creations.?