Our politics are currently governed by the President’s far right base — our businesses don’t have to be. By speaking out against the President’s shutdown, corporate America can put pressure on him to end the suffering. At a moment when consumer confidence is plummeting and uncertainty is rising, doing so would be both good business and the right thing to do.
Unlike politics, policy is about tomorrow. We do ourselves a disservice if we allow today’s cynicism to prevent us from investing in the future.
Student activists have called on Columbia to ditch its investments in fossil fuel companies. Some want the movement to go further.