Letters: Aug. 10, 1970

Profit and Progress

Sir: Re your Ford cover [July 20], while business must concern itself in not thwarting the well-being of society, its social responsibility must not be expanded to include public policymaking and program implementation. We have no guarantee whatever that corporate leaders' personal values will be reflective of community or national values. On the contrary, it is likely that these values will be capricious, untested by the ballot box and, ultimately, subject to continuing firm profitability.

Mr. Ford's concern ("I think we have got to establish a list of priorities, and I am not sure exactly what those priorities should...

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