A Saturday morning briefing on innovation and society.
Wow "ideology becomes identity" such true and strong words
The Edelman poll data is believable and matches what I see around me to a degree. But I work with, live around, and am friends with many people with whom my views and opinions diverge. As for his prescriptions, like expanding DEI initiatives in business, I disagree. He's simply reading from the Woke playback. There are reasonable, superior alternatives to his suggestions about helping government tell society how to think, believe and act. It's quite illiberal to force all citizens to conform to a single belief system. This is basically a new, government led religion replacing the institutions Edelman castigated.
I trust most businesses. As I thought about this before responding, my trust hesitation comes when I think of businesses that dominate the marketplace and employers that have a history of poor employee relations. I have leaned into the social responsibility of capitalism over the last 4-5 years and this influences my response. In 2022, I committed to making purchases from companies that focus on social responsibility and make climate pledges. I was saddened in the report to see people won’t live near or work with someone with different views. I use this as an opportunity to learn more realizing we won’t agree but I want to hear others perspective.