Four Ways To Focus Entrepreneurs On The Common Good
Due to the upsurge of underage vaping, the federal government, several states and cities are moving aggressively against Juul and other companies in the e-cigarette industry, and the company has removed its CEO. (A recent spate of deaths associated with vaping has greatly raised the stakes.) Due to the opioid addiction crisis, Purdue Pharma and its founding family the Sacklers face massive lawsuits and possible criminal prosecution, and the company has declared bankruptcy. Meanwhile, on both sides of the Atlantic, government agencies as well as scholars, politicians and even some former tech executives are going after Facebook and Google for allegedly misusing private data, undermining democracy, spreading extremism and engaging in monopolistic practices. Some politicians are calling for their breakup.