Yup, I think in the past businesses (including big businesses) were more aware of the fact that they are part of a community, so their outlook was not always just on profit maximization. However, in the past decades the focus shifted towards shareholder profits. This type of viewpoint not only doesn’t take into account the wider perspective on the community and employees, but also often results in very short-term thinking (to the detriment of the company in the long-term).

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