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Book chapter
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Reference no. BEP7652
Chapter from: "Temperatism, Volume II: Doing Good Through Business With a Social Conscience"
Published by: Business Expert Press
Originally published in: 2019

Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from 'Temperatism, Volume II: Doing Good Through Business With a Social Conscience'. Temperatism is more than a bleeding heart version of the capitalist ideal. Its purpose is to tackle key injustices and social inequality that are symptoms of the capitalist market system. By focusing on an agenda of doing good, temperatism seeks to reduce the level of elitism and social exclusion, which capitalism claims are inevitable, by sharing access to resources and ensuring that all individuals have the opportunity to exercise their talent potential. With the world economy in flux and globalism under pressure from populist politicians, finding a new way to think about business and doing good is significant at this point in history. The hurt and pain that inequality inflicts on individuals and groups in society through exclusion and neglect is in conflict with our natural sense of affinity and collaboration and our inherent sense of fair play and justice. The dysfunction that we are currently experiencing in our society is a direct result of the inequality within our society. Temperatism is based on the idea that humanity has the potential to cooperate, collaborate, assist, and contribute to the greater good. Volume II raises questions that explore how replacing the profit motive with a 'doing good' motive makes it possible to tackle some of society's biggest challenges including tackling poverty, improving access to health and education, defending human rights, and protecting the environment. Organizations with a social conscience will leave a legacy that they can be justly proud of, shifting business from being at the center of society's problems to being its savior.

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Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from 'Temperatism, Volume II: Doing Good Through Business With a Social Conscience'. Temperatism is more than a bleeding heart version of the capitalist ideal. Its purpose is to tackle key injustices and social inequality that are symptoms of the capitalist market system. By focusing on an agenda of doing good, temperatism seeks to reduce the level of elitism and social exclusion, which capitalism claims are inevitable, by sharing access to resources and ensuring that all individuals have the opportunity to exercise their talent potential. With the world economy in flux and globalism under pressure from populist politicians, finding a new way to think about business and doing good is significant at this point in history. The hurt and pain that inequality inflicts on individuals and groups in society through exclusion and neglect is in conflict with our natural sense of affinity and collaboration and our inherent sense of fair play and justice. The dysfunction that we are currently experiencing in our society is a direct result of the inequality within our society. Temperatism is based on the idea that humanity has the potential to cooperate, collaborate, assist, and contribute to the greater good. Volume II raises questions that explore how replacing the profit motive with a 'doing good' motive makes it possible to tackle some of society's biggest challenges including tackling poverty, improving access to health and education, defending human rights, and protecting the environment. Organizations with a social conscience will leave a legacy that they can be justly proud of, shifting business from being at the center of society's problems to being its savior.

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