Guardian: “Jeremy Leggett among 100 signatories to letter opposing oil firm’s likely influence over university’s climate change studies.” “The veteran environmental campaigners Jonathon Porritt and Jeremy Leggett are among 100 past and present students and staff who are accusing Oxford University of hypocrisy for accepting funding from
Bigger and not better: the false heart of modern capitalism.
My latest Sublime column: The concept of duty is defined in the workplace easily enough with a tightly drafted job description. But that covers only my duty to my employer. What of my duty to society, beyond employment? Here there are no bullet-point templates. As for going beyond duty – surely an objective a good society would encourage in its citizens – what might that mean, in today’s world? The Financial Times recently ran a series of articles entitled ‘Capitalism in Crisis’. It is easy to see why such a title, unimaginable for the pink paper just few years ago, might be deemed germane now. People are becoming sick of the excesses, and politicians are picking up on the resulting change in the zeitgeist. Ed Miliband majors on a responsible capitalism agenda. David Cameron, openly admitting that the British have lost faith in capitalism, seeks to guide the nation to a redefined moral capitalism. Whither duty to society, amid this mess?”