Tag. Edward Gauvin is simply awesome.
I first met him when he was working at the French Publishers’ Agency. Actually, that’s not exactly accurate. I first corresponded with him when he was at the FPA, but I first met him in person when he was visiting Rochester. See?
Writing. Corp comms. Translation. Internet Marketing Tips from Denise Wakeman. Internet Marketing Tips from Denise Wakeman. Seth's Blog. A hundred and fifty years ago, when people finally began organizing to eliminate child labor in American factories, they were called anti-business.
There was no way, the owners complained, that they could make a living if they couldn’t employ ultra-cheap labor. In retrospect, I think businesses are glad that kids go to school--educated workers make better consumers (and citizens). Fifty years ago, when people realized how much damage was being done by factories poisoning our rivers, those supporting the regulations to clean up the water supply were called anti-business. Companies argued that they’d never be able to efficiently produce while reducing their effluent.
Today, I think most capitalists would agree that the benefits of having clean air and water more than make up for what it costs to create a place people want to live—the places that haven't cleaned up are rushing to catch up, because what destroys health also destroys productivity and markets.