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The political CEO

8 mins | Apr 21, 2021

Business and politics are growing closer in America. "As more citizens want firms to support causes they hold dear, CEOs who remain silent risk being accused of complicity. Fund managers seek to evaluate firms’ 'social and governance' scores, in response to demand from their clients — and to charge juicier fees. Tech firms exercise influence over political speech. Many Americans think the government in Washington is broken and may hope businesses can fill the vacuum. Donald Trump bullied and enticed business. President Joe Biden has a big-government agenda that is founded on an alliance with business to bring about national renewal, to fight climate change and to gird America against the rise of China."

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From The Economist