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HERE'S HOPING : Business is getting political

Jan 01, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

From the Muslim travel ban to the rollback of transgender rights, President Trump's policies and rhetoric have put proponents of tolerance and equality on the ropes for two years. But social justice warriors have also discovered a new, rich and powerful ally who can help them in the year ahead: big business.

For decades, corporations mostly limited their political involvement to fighting off regulation, lowering taxes and promoting the free market. When it came to hot-button social issues ...