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U.S. Business Leaders Have Taken a Step to Finally Renew the American Social Compact

Treating employees like discardable machines rather than human beings can produce short-term financial results. But in the long run, it makes people distrust the engines of capitalism that provide such great wealth.

Big Business Once Cherished Workers. Now It Exploits Them.

Victorian capitalists usually belonged to the same country, the same town and the same faith as those who worked for them, and could not escape, as their successors can, the demands of neighborhood.

Questions for Mr. Tillerson

Tillerson’s business experience is impressive, but it tells us nothing important about whether he is a good choice for secretary of state. What is most relevant, and what the senators who question him during his confirmation hearings will want to illuminate, is what are his views on American foreign policy?