A Business Angle on Gay Rights, Social Change
Those of us who think about social change mostly from the perspective of ethical, spiritual or related factors should not forget the role that business, and particularly larger companies, often play.
This is brought out clearly in the example of the prominent role that corporations and their policy changes seems to have had in advancing same-sex marriage and various benefits and non-discrimination for the LGBT community. There is an interesting article by the Wall Street Journal on this here.
I encourage you to read the article…. Building from it, the point I am making here, for myself and a mostly spiritually-oriented audience, is that we should recognize and appreciate something about business…. Its profit motive can sometimes bring social advances along with it, as well as its huge potential for trampling human rights. While the drive for gain can often leave workers or the public with a raw deal, it can also bring forward the good effects of a pragmatic, less emotion-laden approach to things. Things that are controversial in the broader culture, and in which important change gets frozen, or nearly so.
Have you seen or experienced examples of this?