Corrupt governance corrupts the free market. The free market, after all, is simply a democratic decision-making mechanism, in which people vote with their money. Their collective purchases, sales and investments influence what is produced, how much of it and how much it costs. In a New Reality, consumers have a choice of what kind of corporate ethics and values they want to support with their patronage.
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, the world’s fourth largest producer, pioneered “caring capitalism,” an inspiration for B corps, the global movement that encourages “business as a force for good.”
The Green Bay Packer football team will never leave town, because it’s the only professional team in America owned by its fans—a prototype for a new reality in major league sports and a kinder, gentler capitalism.