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15 May
Straight Players Bent by Crooked Game?

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 15 May 100 17:40:53 -0700
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Subject: Straight Players Bent by Crooked Game?

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From: Hugh Geenen <>

Ethical business, man.
"We set out to prove that 'hippie idealism' is the best way to reinvigorate
capitalism and increase profits.  This has paid off handsomely in increased
profits, market share and shareholder value."
- Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry's, in the New York Times, December 26, 1999.

For more on B&J's, see Liza Featherstone's "'It's Business, Man!':  Unions
and 'Socially Responsible' Corporations," in the Fall 1999 Dissent.  In a
nut-shell:  the soulful moguls - who've just sold their company to Unilever
- used the same union-fighting techniques that the soulless kind do.

-- Left Business Observer#94
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