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  •  Couldn't disagree more. (0+ / 0-)

    If corporations continue to hold so much power over our government they better be doing something good with their profits. This isn't new or special, it is called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). They do it because in study after study it is shown that customers will buy your product over another one if they know one company is more supportive of their communities then the other.

    And don't beleive for a second that Apple is giving the employee more because they don't make charitable contributions. That is the lamest excuse I have ever heard.

    •  I would rather they were neutral (0+ / 0-)

      as I pointed out, sometimes those donations dont do what you originally intend.  Boys Scouts is a GREAT organization but they have a pretty critical flaw when in comes to inclusiveness.  The United Way does some wonderful things but their executives are a giant black eye.

      So the math here is simple - Profit is income minus expense.  CSR is an expense.  That money would either a) go to employees b) get reinvested in the business or c) return to shareholders.

      I have heard a lot of bad things about Apple but low pay is not one of them.  

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 01:35:12 PM PDT

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