Posted by Brenden Cyze Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:23:00 GMT
Interesting Friedman article in this weeks Economist - it is fascinating that Japan nears the top of the list where China is near the bottom. This graph would be more informative if it included responses over time. Edelman should considered an annual survey.
PUBLIC-RELATIONS folk are not noted for burning the midnight oil over the works of great economists. But Edelman, an American firm, has come up with a clever idea. It asked members of the “informed public”—broadly, people with university degrees who are in the top quarter of wage-earners in their particular age groups and countries—what they think of Milton Friedman’s famous assertion that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.”