Friday, May 08, 2009

Michael Strong and Flow, Inc.

Check out this interview on Freakonomics with Michael Strong, who founded Flow, Inc. with John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods.

"Conscious capitalism" can be dangerous, and its definitions and inclinations can vary quite a bit, not unlike when people talk about "social justice." But as long as "conscious business" remains a voluntary choice in the private sector, I don't have any issue with his stance. His take on education and foreign aid are spot on as well. And how can you not love this line?

"Due to Sachs’s prominence in the poverty alleviation debate, until he acknowledges the role of economic freedom in alleviating poverty, he should be regarded as the leading cause of poverty in 2025."

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