How business can influence government credibility

Journal of Business Ethics 1 (2):109 - 114 (1982)


The business community has failed to act on a fundamental given: a healthy political system is essential to a healthy economic system. A competitive economic system requires a competitive political system. Good citizens — motivated and informed — make effective leadership possible.Its ingredients require ending the escalating arms race among PACs in congressional races by reducing the amoung legislators may accept from PACs; by making small individual contributions count by matching them with the voluntary tax check off; disclosing direct and indirect lobbying expenses; and systematically reviewing our subsidy system by review spending, regulatory and tax preferences.

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