The present age of the Internet has made it easier than ever for people to communicate across far distances, as well as access information at the click of a mouse pad. Yet, while the world wide web has undoubtedly brought millions of people together who would previously have had no means of communicating, it has also brought with it some negative effects.
Fighting A War Of Words Against The Enemies Of Free Enterprise
Although the flow of communication has certainly improved, it has also increased the ease with which some demagogues and muckrakers of public opinion are able to stir up discontent with the false information that they sometimes disseminate. While much of this discontent can be attributed to political partisanship, it also sometimes has its sources in anti-corporate feeling. Indeed, propaganda against corporations and the successful entrepreneurs who continue to found them has reached epic proportions on the Internet.
Corporate Charity Yield Positive Results In The Real World
The fact of the matter is that the various enemies of the free enterprise system, whether emanating from the ranks of Socialist sectarians or the paid dupes of hostile foreign powers, have nothing positive to recommend in its place. Meanwhile, corporate charity and philanthropy continues to improve, upgrade, and redefine the economic and cultural conditions of the world all around us.
The Proud Tradition Of Corporate Patronage Continues Unabated
This is not to say that the tradition of corporate patronage of charity and the arts has ceased in the 21st century. On the contrary, the tradition continues, in many ways stronger than ever. Examples of notable patrons of charity include Robert Rosenkranz, head of the Delphi Foundation, and John Hailer, who currently serves as a corporate liaison to various charitable foundations in the Boston area, including the Elizabeth Stone House, Boston Medical Center, and many others. Indeed, without these noble patrons of charity and the arts, the modern world would be a far darker and poorer place to live in.
If You Want To Change The World, Improve Yourself First
In conclusion, while many are jealous of the role that the various heads of great corporations play in the realm of charity and philanthropy, the fact remains that very few others are in anything like the same position to really change things for the better.
While many people would love to contribute to positive change in the world, it’s ultimately no better than an idle fantasy to complain about the status quo unless one is ready to join the ranks of those who are really working toward it. As such, those who join the ranks of great corporate officers are among those who are to be praised, rather than second guessed.